Copyright Questions

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streaming video in protected LMS

Posted by: cwatkins
February 27, 2018 @ 2:34pm
Hi, I recently posted this question to a regional list serv, but others seem to be struggling with the same thing. Here's my query:
I'm looking for concrete strategies from others that are dealing with the exploding demand for streaming video by... Read more...
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Performance Rights Issue

Posted by: hsmcminn
February 1, 2018 @ 3:43pm
This might not be a strict copyright question -- but someone has borrowed one of our DVD's via ILL and I got a call today from them inquiring whether we purchased the performance rights as they want to show it at a performance.  
In...
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are historical photos published elsewhere in the public domain?

Posted by: judithann
January 12, 2018 @ 9:48am
Our small library has a website to chroncle history of the area. I have found photos from the late 1800s in various online archives. Are these in the public domain and would I be free to copy them and add them to our website? I would be happy to credit... Read more...
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Data traced from an atlas map

Posted by: kgeographer
January 9, 2018 @ 7:55pm
I'm looking for informed opinions about whether it is legal to trace elements of a print map, scanned from an atlas for example, and use the data created in a non-commercial publicly available information system. This does not involve... Read more...
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Showing movies in an online learning course

Posted by: kdeuschle
December 20, 2017 @ 1:52pm
I have a teacher who would like to show full length feature films in her American History Through Film Online Learning course. I have read the TEACH act over and over and feel that she can follow the requirements of the law. She will need to upload the... Read more...
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Sound Effects Copyright

Posted by: Smiles
November 22, 2017 @ 1:51pm
I am making a short film and I have a copyright question. In my short film I use several sound effects. I find free ones online and download them. My question is, are the sound effects copyrighted even if they are everyday sounds? Like footsteps,... Read more...
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Arlington House Publishers

Posted by: rafaelstoll
November 11, 2017 @ 11:24am
Hi, everyone.
I want to get the copyrights of Arlington House Publishers for a specific title, but this company is now defunct, I think.
My purpose is to publish the book "Karl Marx: racist", by Nathaniel Weyl, in Brazil. ... Read more...
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Screenshots for dissertation

Posted by: Smoto
November 10, 2017 @ 10:48pm
I would like to put some screenshots from several music videos (mostly from Youtube) for my dissertation and wonder if that is considered to be violating the copyrights.
Thank you so much for your help.
- Shiho 
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Microfilm to Digital copyright question

Posted by: seth8a
October 31, 2017 @ 2:05pm
Hi Everyone: 
I am a adult services/reference librarian at a medium sized public library system, and also manage our serials and microfilm collection. Previous to my position I worked in a reference/archivist capacity at a state preservation... Read more...
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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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