Copyright Questions

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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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Usage rights for PBS documentary?

Posted by: Liz M. Barksdale
August 24, 2016 @ 1:59pm
A professor I work with would like to show this documentary for educational use. He called PBS about rights, but they didn't get back to him.
It looks like you can rent...
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Can a teacher use his/her personal Netflix or other subscription streaming service to show a video in the classroom?

Posted by: phshuff
August 22, 2016 @ 10:21am
Can a teacher use their personal Netflix or other subscription streaming service to show a video in the classroom?
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Copyright Slider

Posted by: callisterp
August 15, 2016 @ 9:43am
Normally I would direct this question to the web master, but I can find no link.  I would like to embed this site's "copyright slider" into a libguide for my law school class on copyright law, but the site isn't working.  Instructions for embedding the... Read more...
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Electronic Reserves

Posted by: williamsonl
August 12, 2016 @ 9:32am
I just want to revisit this subject and see if opinions have change. If the library owns a paper copy of a journal article (from 1986), do you think we need to pay copyright fees to scan it and put it on electronic reserve? We do have a current... Read more...
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Do All Government reports on the Web fall under Fair Use?

Posted by: Olivegrove
August 11, 2016 @ 11:35am
Hello All,
Thank-you for your service!  I am writing a book and I plan to quote from a DOJ report on Child Abuse. I was wondering if you could tell me if the report falls under fair use? or do I have to seek permission?  What is your opinion on... Read more...
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Publishing for commercial use an uncopyrighted 1865 photograph

Posted by: Big Fish
August 7, 2016 @ 4:17pm
A portrait photograph taken in 1865 was not copyrighted. The photo itself was copied via photograph and copyrighted by that photographer who died in 1899. The photo exists at various libraries, museums and on the internet with no copyright mark and... Read more...
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Using an ILL document in a Course

Posted by: librarysherry
June 30, 2016 @ 12:27pm
A faculty member asked if it is ok to put and article into course management system that he has received through ILL. Does the ILL factor make a difference when applying fair use?
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copyright & mathematics textbooks

Posted by: chwixson
June 30, 2016 @ 10:27am
I am working with a math faculty member who is writing a textbook for an upper level undergraduate math course, (and wants to put a CC license on it for all to use as an OER :)
We have questions about what constitutes copyright...
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Posted by: corteza
June 29, 2016 @ 2:38pm
I'm creating a LibGuide and I found a couple poems that are posted on the Poetry Foundation site ( that would be useful to refer students.  Is it okay to link to this site, directly to the poems?  On their site it states that... Read more...
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What is copyrightable here ???

Posted by: Lajohni
March 28, 2016 @ 1:20pm
I play a tile game called Mah Jongg and I admin a large players group on Facebook. There is also a league who puts out a card yearly with the hands that can be playerd to win, which they sell. They publish the new card every year on April first but... Read more...
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Posted by: halie0201
March 19, 2016 @ 11:41am
I'm wondering if I can shoot video footage of America's architectural works in public places and publish the clips online none-commercially. 

American copyright law:17 USC 120(a) ( The...
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converting VHS

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:18am
We still use VHS video tapes in classrooms. For some portion of these, we might be interested in converting video to DVD format. We understand that we cannot do this if the DVD format is available for purchase. Is it acceptable to search to... Read more...
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class sets

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:17am
Can teachers makes class sets (e.g., 36 copies) of newspaper or magazine articles that they find on the open web (e.g., New York Times article in it's entirety) for their students to read? Can they do this in a planned, & regular sort-of-way? For example,... Read more...
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fair use and Edline

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:16am
How about fair use on our Edline websites? What types of materials can we post on there? Is it safe because of its exclusivity to my class? ---> Video/picture copyrights for Edline.
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Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:16am
What are the laws regarding posting sites or copying articles from sites to use in the classroom or on Edline?
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common core

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:15am
Common Core ELA requires close reading of passages. Students work independently or in small groups reading short passages or excerpts to determine the authors message, analyze vocabulary used by the author, determine the author's tone, form an opinion... Read more...
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