Copyright protection of data tables, graphs, charts
- June 23, 2010 @ 7:32amnsallred says:Dear Colleagues,
I am the copyright librarian at a technical university and am frequently asked if permission may be required to reproduce a table/graph/chart in a thesis/dissertation/report. From my reading of K. Crews' Copyright Law & Graduate Research (http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/copyright/) it looks like the table/chart/graph could be protected by copyright. Currently I am looking for examples to use in an online tutorial on copyright basics I'm putting together. I'm also wondering what part of the copyright law best addresses this issue. "Compilation copyright" covers databases if they meet the requirements of originality, but would a chart/graph/table be a compilation?
Any guidance you can offer would be appreciated.
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