Copyright Questions

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How do I Copyright Song's I Have Written ?

Posted by: RyanCaleb
October 31, 2017 @ 3:24am
Hello Everyone,
What Agency Do I Have To File Through To Get My Song's Copyrighted ?
Can I Mail The Song's  Registered Mail to Myself and have that serve as a copyright ? 
Any Idea , Suggestions would be appreciated,
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Can I republish a Russian book from 1970s in the US?

Posted by: TonyA
October 25, 2017 @ 11:26am
Hey all, my apologies if this isn't the right place for this kind of question:
I have a rare book from Russia that was originally written in the 60s. The copyright on the version I have is 1971, and it was imported into the states in 81. The copy... Read more...
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Using multimedia and a book quote in a poem

Posted by: rosaroja
October 13, 2017 @ 11:43pm
Hello, I am an MLIS student and poet who enjoys working with multimedia. I have 3 Q’s regarding a multimedia poem. I recently wrote a multimedia poem where I'm using quoted material for which I obtained copyright permission for already from an NPR... Read more...
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DVD viewing

Posted by: vlaguaite
October 9, 2017 @ 11:32am
Do DVDs need to be purchased by the school (media specialist), in order to show them at the school?
Also, I have had a few teachers "donate" DVDs to the media center that go along with their curriculum. Am I able to accept these and add them to my... Read more...
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Instructor's edition - Course Reserve

Posted by: hartleyj
October 9, 2017 @ 11:10am
We had a request to put in Instructor's Evaluation copy on course reserve.   There is the typical "Not for resale" indication, but there is also a statement of “availability to students will destroy the integrity of the work and is prohibited” which... Read more...
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Online Story time for libraries

Posted by: rfreier
October 3, 2017 @ 11:21am
Does anyone in the forum have good advice on how to maintain fair use while creating online videos of story books being read out loud.
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Dance Performance Question

Posted by: ckinsey
September 7, 2017 @ 7:49am
Ok, I've been having a hard time with this one.  My school has a dance program.  They give a dance performance each trimester, using canned music (not live).  The dance performances are free to attend, and are attended by the boarding school community... Read more...
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Weird license for standards

Posted by: Carrie
August 16, 2017 @ 8:34am
I just got off the phone with a librarian who wants to access ASTM International standards.  The license allows for so many uses and then the option to re-buy.  There can be only one contact person for the database.  That person cannot reproduce the... Read more...
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Showing videos to a virtual class

Posted by: kdeuschle
August 1, 2017 @ 11:02am
We have a teacher who is trying to legally show videos and snippets of videos for her US History in Film course. The trouble is that the class is not face-to-face, it is on our county virtual learning platform. Does anyone know that correct procedures to... Read more...
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Live stream storytime from the public library

Posted by: cmannino
July 14, 2017 @ 1:14pm
Hi there! I work for a public library and am researching the possibility of live streaming storytime. We want to reach people who may not be able to come to storytime in the library because they are home with an illness or are visiting grandparents in... Read more...
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Can we legally stream a film from Amazon for a program if the Director gives us permission?

Posted by: JulieBrad
July 10, 2017 @ 5:54pm
A staff member wants to show an educational documentary for the upcoming eclipse.  She contacted the Director who gave her permission to download and show the film.  It looks like Amazon is the only one who has the film, and we would have to purchase... Read more...
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Can we legally stream a film from Amazon for a program if the Director gives us permission?

Posted by: JulieBrad
July 10, 2017 @ 3:06pm
We want to show a documentary about an eclipse for the upcoming eclipse in August.  We contacted the Director who said that we could download it and show it.  The only way we are seeing that we can download it would be via  I think showing... Read more...
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Fan Art...Would my pictures be considered 'Fair use'?

Posted by: SaidaSmith
July 7, 2017 @ 10:51am
I've been reading about copyright for the last day or so as I have recently given up work to be an at home Mum and part time artist. I draw sketches white pencil on black card and I had the idea of covering old picture frames with comics to add a new... Read more...
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Faculty using Youtube instructional videos for classroom use in a for profit institution? I am not sure if this is permissible, and can only find the Teach Act covering non-profit institutions.

Posted by: LAS
June 29, 2017 @ 12:58pm
Is is fair use for faculty to show YouTube video clips that are instructional or documentary in a for-profit higher ed institution? I can only find allowances for non-profit under the Teach Act, and am wondering if this falls under commercial... Read more...
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Fan art, conventions, and copyright law?

Posted by: Nicole
May 27, 2017 @ 10:16pm
I love comic and fan conventions, and I personally think that artists should be allowed to sell fan art, but it's illegal. So-
1) If a commissioner commissions fan art, who is breaking the law? The Artist, the commissioner, or both?... Read more...
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Two questions about fan art?

Posted by: Nicole
May 27, 2017 @ 10:11pm
I love comic and fan conventions, and I personally think that artists should be allowed to sell fan art, but it's illegal. So-
1) If a commissioner commissions fan art, who is breaking the law? The Artist, the commissioner, or both?... Read more...
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Purpose of electronic format ILL request

Posted by: Staci
April 10, 2017 @ 2:21pm

I received a request from a patron for an electronic article that he is going to use to do paid research for an attorney for a court case. I don’t think I should try to fill this because the purpose is not for “private study,... Read more...
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Using burned cd compilations in library programs

Posted by: mmpd
February 15, 2017 @ 10:00am
If I use itunes to burn a compilation of recorded music from different CDs that my library owns, and use the compilation cd at a library progam, is that a violation of copyright, or is that permissible?  Thanks,
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Music in Schools

Posted by: hcobb
December 16, 2016 @ 8:31am
Do teachers and schools need permission or any special licensing to play music (from legally acquired copies) that is not part of direct face-to-face instruction? For example: transition music or background study music.
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Reposting a question from the government employee

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2016 @ 1:28pm

October 31, 2016 @ 6:10amcmccluskey says:
[Please forgive me if this is a duplicate posting; I tried to post this question here last week but I think there may have been a glitch because it never appeared.]
I am a...
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Online reproduction of copyrighted images

Posted by: cmccluskey
October 28, 2016 @ 11:50am
I am a librarian in the nonpartisan research office of a state legislature. The office would like to reproduce, on its website and on Twitter, digital maps created by other sources (other government offices, private think tanks, news organizations, etc.)....
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Using music at Storytime in a public library

Posted by: stephaniefrone
October 13, 2016 @ 5:14am
Hi! I'm a Children's Librarian at a public library and I am wondering if using music purchased on my personal iTunes account at my story times and at library events is breaking copyright laws. I thought it would fall under "fair use" but questions about... Read more...
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Use of "May the Fourth be with You"

Posted by: ProgramLibrarian
September 13, 2016 @ 12:56pm
In an abundance of caution, we just wanted to check if anyone thinks that there would be an issue with using "May the Fourth be with You" in promoting a library-related event scheduled for May 4, 2017. The typeface would be somewhat similar to the Star... Read more...
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Can the Library make a copy of a dvd that's unavailable for purchase and needed for course reserve?...

Posted by: LuVerne
September 13, 2016 @ 12:32pm
I have an instructor who requested the Course reserve department purchase a dvd from Japan which she needs for her teaching and to screen in class.  Our Acquisitions department was unable to find any copies available for purchase. After searching the... Read more...
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Using foreign off-air broadcast

Posted by: mstanley
September 6, 2016 @ 11:16am
I have a faculty member who is interested in a documentary that was produced and aired on ABC-TV (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). The documentary was taped off-air and has been added to a number of collections via an Australian copyright provision....
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