Copyright Questions

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privately owned videos in the classroom

Posted by: JMiller
February 22, 2006 @ 12:15pm
Nugent,

I believe all of these cases are covered under Section 110 of the US Copyright Law, Exemption of Certain Performances and Displays (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#110). As long as the videos were obtained legally,... Read more...
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Question regarding Mickey Mouse/ disney characters

Posted by: JMiller
February 22, 2006 @ 12:00pm
Jonni,

If I were you I would do some research on trademark law and the rights confered upon trademark owners. The Disney characters are indeed protected by trademarks (I don't think copyright applies to your situation) and the Walt... Read more...
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software and personal use

Posted by: williamsonl
February 21, 2006 @ 2:17pm
If you mean is this legal, then the answer is yes. It's possible for the publisher to place some type of restriction on the software, but copyright law does not prevent this use.

Personal use means that you cannot redistribute or... Read more...
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Newspaper articles + photos

Posted by: williamsonl
February 9, 2006 @ 6:36pm
Hard to believe, but you have no rights to these articles under fair use. I would bet that if you asked permission, you would likely be allowed to use the articles, but you are not the creator of either the photo or the article (unless the photo was... Read more...
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artwork

Posted by: Carrie
February 9, 2006 @ 3:10pm
I agree with williamsonl. I think the library should clarify in the contract with the artist that the mobile will only be displayed in the library, that the library holds the copyright to the mobile. This will take care of thepossiblity that the obile... Read more...
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video recordings of ASL signed school performances

Posted by: Carrie
February 9, 2006 @ 12:25pm
I'm going to investigate this. It's a complicated question because it appears that performance, copying, and distribution are all involved to a certain extent. From my reading of the specific exemptions available to us, this issue (of course) is not... Read more...
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Willing to share your campus/library copyright policy?

Posted by: Carrie
February 9, 2006 @ 10:36am
Juju:

I get this question frequently when I travel to conferences. My response is
copyright policies should be considered within the context of the mission of your academic institution. The preamble should not begin with a... Read more...
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journal ILL policies

Posted by: VMaloy
February 3, 2006 @ 8:23am
Very few libraries would send the original journal.

I can see a couple reasons - color images or tables might be needed, but the only reason that I would make such a request would be for mending purposes. And only after trying to get... Read more...
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Question about stated limits in reserve policies

Posted by: AFry
February 2, 2006 @ 12:13pm
I am firmly against any sort of quantitative guidelines that could be incorrectly interpreted as ceilings.

In addition to that problem, I believe that exact numbers encourage people to place more weight on the second factor than it... Read more...
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a question regarding copyright

Posted by: COvalle
January 29, 2006 @ 1:29pm
This is actually more of a trademark issue than a copyright issue. If your likeness could be confused with the actual trademarked symbol, my guess is that there would be a problem.
Being at UT, I know that Texas is particularly protective of it's... Read more...
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Is is legal to publish online a summary of TIME mag article?

Posted by: COvalle
January 25, 2006 @ 4:40pm
My feeling is that posting a summary in this manner is probably legal (a fair use). Summaries, reviews, and so on generally aren't copyright infringement unless they actually take a substantial portion of the exact expression of the material they are... Read more...
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copyright violation of academic material?

Posted by: COvalle
January 23, 2006 @ 8:58am
First, I would actually seek legal counsel. If the agency that researcher#2 belongs to has counsel, talk to them.

First, if the tool was created under a federal grant, I would make sure that the tool is actually copyrighted. Federal... Read more...
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Questions about a music project

Posted by: COvalle
January 23, 2006 @ 8:41am
For a quick answer, I believe that someone does own copyright to the sounds a toy makes. For example, I know someone who has created sound effects for electronic games; those are copyrighted. Electronic instruments are a different story; I'm not sure... Read more...
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Similar board for special libraries?

Posted by: RDavis
January 22, 2006 @ 9:11am
I'm not aware of a similar board for special libraries, but special libraries and their copyright concerns are well within the scope of this board.

Many of the questions posted here tend to come from academic, public, and school... Read more...
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May we put "screeners" in the library?

Posted by: COvalle
January 20, 2006 @ 8:22am
I think there would be difficulties in adding these to your collection for general circulation. I don't think this is only a fair use issue per se- ordinarily, if a person were to donate movies to the library, the library can add them to their collection... Read more...
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Question for my class

Posted by: williamsonl
January 17, 2006 @ 9:51am
U. S. Copyright Circular 38a lists all of the foreign countries that the U.S. has copyright arrangements with through international treaties.
http://www.copyright.gov/circs/

This circular also discusses works copyrighted when... Read more...
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Advice needed on copyrighting a show

Posted by: COvalle
January 16, 2006 @ 8:16am
Hm. It's difficult to say without knowing a bit more.

Assuming the US, generally actual expression is copyrighted automatically once it's in fixed format. So you're protected when you record the work. You don't have to register... Read more...
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Did defendant broke copyright?

Posted by: MFakouri
January 9, 2006 @ 11:03am
Hello, Philoseeker.

You pose some interesting questions. I am not a legal specialist, but I can share the following information, which I hope is helpful.

Here are some thoughts about the general situation. Sometimes... Read more...
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Who owns the copyright of photo's taken at a Winery

Posted by: JMiller
January 6, 2006 @ 6:25pm
As long as your photographs have a minimal level of originality, you would be protected by copryight.

However, there are other concerns when photographing private property. You can read more about them here:
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Copyright and e-reserves

Posted by: williamsonl
January 6, 2006 @ 8:51am
Julia,
Just a few 'actual practice' comments to add to Georgia's excellent reply.

1.I will post ILL articles to e-reserves as a stop gap measure for a short time while I see if it is possible to purchase a copy or find the... Read more...
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college logo tshirts

Posted by: COvalle
January 5, 2006 @ 9:21pm
They don't need to do anything special to copyright their logos- their logos are protected by copyright when they are created.

They also tend to get trademark protection for their logos. Many colleges strictly enforce their trademarks. ... Read more...
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Single copy Back-ups of Video Rentals

Posted by: JMiller
January 4, 2006 @ 3:27pm
Hi,

Are you a librarian? If so, what you refer to may be the libraries and archives exception found in the copyright law (see:
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#108).

If you're not a librarian,... Read more...
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Bill Nye the Science Guy DVDs - Rentable?

Posted by: jhamilton
January 3, 2006 @ 6:17pm
Hello - I purchased the entire set of Bill Nye the Science Guy DVDs from Disney Educational and have just started renting them out on Ebay and elsewhere. Folks have really enjoyed having the product made available since typically Disney markets only to... Read more...
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Difficult to believe this one

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:37am
If it's a US company, their Internet Service Provider should have a registered DMCA contact. The copyright holder or an authorized representative can contact this person to get the material removed. The copyright holder can also sue the infringers as well... Read more...
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Online copyright challenges

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:34am
It may or may not be data theft in the US- theft has a specific legal meaning that is different from copyright infringement. That's one reason I dislike the simplistic copyright infringement=stealing statements.

At any rate, in the US... Read more...
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