Copyright Questions

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Open access to PDF reprint files in repository allowed?

Posted by: AFry
February 20, 2007 @ 8:50am
I don't use the Copyright Clearance Center, so my knowledge of them is limited. However, I just checked their web site. If you have what they call an Annual Copyright License, then I think you legal. With such a license you can "Store online articles... Read more...
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Online Math Text Tutoring and Solutions

Posted by: Carrie
February 16, 2007 @ 12:49pm
I need a little more info to respond to your query.
What are the texts you mention for each course? Are these books that students must buy before they can used your planned service? Is there any link to an actual class taught at a non-profit,... Read more...
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Publishing conference presentations beyond an online journal?

Posted by: GClement
February 14, 2007 @ 7:46am
Since you mention that the presentations took place at a campus, I am not sure whether the presenters are employees of the University, or whether they are guests of the University. The answer to this question could have some bearing on who owns the... Read more...
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Federal, State and Local Government Websites Copyright Question

Posted by: COvalle
February 12, 2007 @ 7:22pm
Note that AFry's reply refers to Federal works, not state and local. Those laws can differ.
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legal to sell photos of musicians?

Posted by: COvalle
January 29, 2007 @ 9:10pm
Two different things involved, at least- Copyright and rights of publicity.
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video w/o pub performance rights for indiv. viewing

Posted by: williamsonl
January 24, 2007 @ 8:14am
No this means that a student cannot invite family or friends to view the video with him. Academic libraries are usually considered an extention of the classroom which makes this viewing an educational exception.
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music collection on a network

Posted by: COvalle
January 23, 2007 @ 2:00pm
Ack, I see noone ever responded to this question.
I think there are some definite risks here. You really can't use library exemptions for this type of activity. Digital copies can only be made for very specific reasons, and access isn't one of... Read more...
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Digitizing old vinyl records!

Posted by: COvalle
January 23, 2007 @ 1:56pm
I do believe that people can format shift their own recordings (in this case, digitize), but I'm not clear about a third party performing the service as a commercial venture.
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movie showing law

Posted by: ksmith
January 21, 2007 @ 5:12pm
I doubt that this is legal. Unless there are a lot of details not given here that would support fair use, this seems like clear infringement to me.
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PowerPoints

Posted by: ksmith
January 21, 2007 @ 5:07pm
Fair use is a balancing test that never produces a certain answer. This question, like many educational uses, is one where the first and fourth factors seem to be on the side of fair use and the second and third seemed to be against it.
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question on change format and commercial rental

Posted by: COvalle
January 18, 2007 @ 12:43pm
I think first sale should apply to digital materials, too, but some disagree. ^_^
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copyright question

Posted by: COvalle
January 18, 2007 @ 10:23am
I don't think your use would fall under fair use; however, I don't think the knitting copyright website is completely accurate. The author's understanding of the library aspect of copying is a bit off and it generally ignores fair uses besides limited... Read more...
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Managing your institutions copyrights requests

Posted by: williamsonl
January 12, 2007 @ 8:00am
Docutek has an Ereserve system that they sell based, I believe, on FTE. There are a lot of school using this and you can contact them for a free 30-day access to try it out. Emory University offers a free software at... Read more...
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Copying songs for school music

Posted by: COvalle
January 9, 2007 @ 2:57pm
I'd like to chime in with one thing about coursepacks. While the creation of coursepacks by a commercial entity has been determined on more than one occasion to be infringing (Princeton University v. Michigan Document Services, Basic Books Inc. v. Kinko's... Read more...
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high school performances revisited

Posted by: COvalle
January 4, 2007 @ 9:38am
I'm not sure- there are some things you have to be careful with when you look at music.
When performing a piece, there are at least two things to consider- the song writer and the performance. There are often more. Looking at classical music, you... Read more...
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quotes older than 1923 fair use?

Posted by: MFakouri
January 4, 2007 @ 9:05am
Hi, Jerry.

There was an extended discussion about contemporary quotes on this forum last year. To read it, go to “search” in the blue bar at the top. In the search field, type “quotes.” Look at the sixth result, “Fair use for... Read more...
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E-Reserves Obtaining Permissions

Posted by: williamsonl
January 3, 2007 @ 8:01am
You are entirely correct in your analysis--these are murky waters and the answer to your question will be a decision your institution will make for itself. One question to ask is: what is your policy for traditional reserves? Do you request permission... Read more...
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Public university library showing of videos

Posted by: MFakouri
January 2, 2007 @ 10:02am
Hi.

I can’t advise about how to proceed, but I can offer a bit more information. The Copyright Management Center at Indiana University – Purdue University in Indianapolis has addressed your situation. It’s discussion is available... Read more...
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Message board question/violations?

Posted by: MFakouri
January 2, 2007 @ 9:19am
Hi, Howard.

Good question. My non-legal opinion is that whoever posted the article should have thought twice about posting it on an online discussion board. Even though the article seems to be freely available on the Internet, it is owned... Read more...
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Scanning pictures from a book and saving

Posted by: ksmith
December 18, 2006 @ 6:59am
Certainly fair use can apply to classroom situations.

Can I assume that this is a face-to-face setting in a public K-12 school? Based on that assumption, the specific teaching exception to the display right, found in section 110(1),... Read more...
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One article from a journal versus one chapter from an edited book

Posted by: COvalle
December 7, 2006 @ 6:03am
Reserves and electronic reserves are usually argued as justified by using a fair use argument. Different institutions have different policies about how much of a work they'll put on reserve, how long they'll put it on reserve, and so on.
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recovery and distribution of outdated media

Posted by: COvalle
December 7, 2006 @ 5:58am
I'd say you need to do a fair use evaluation for each thing that you want to copy. There are examples on the board of fair use evaluations if you search for "fair use." Whether or not something is still exploitable commercially will affect one of the... Read more...
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Change vhs format to dvd

Posted by: COvalle
December 5, 2006 @ 3:17pm
It depends. For personal use, I'd say probably. For other uses, probably not. We'd need a bit more information. Would this be for a personal use, or for an institution (which I assume because a committee is involved)? What kind of institution is it? Is it... Read more...
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Ownership of historic speeches

Posted by: GClement
November 30, 2006 @ 8:51am
Expanding on LWilliamson's excellent response, I wanted to address your question regarding how to determine who owns the rights to speeches. First of all, not all speeches are protected by copyright, even speeches made after 1923. According to Nolo's... Read more...
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copyright and website collations of data / product attributes

Posted by: GClement
November 30, 2006 @ 8:36am
My not-a-lawyer response to your question "is this collation likely to infringe in any way on anyone's copyright?" is "it depends". Some of the information you are collating sounds purely factual and therefore not subject to copyright protection. ... Read more...
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