Copyright Questions

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Using photo taken while employed for personal portfolio

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:16am
If you didn't sign a contract beforehand, and if you were taking this pictures as part of your employment, then it's likely that your use falls under work-for-hire and therefore the company would own the pictures you took. The lack of a contract means... Read more...
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Permitting usage of art work

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:08am
There are obviously some difficulties here because of the international aspect of this agreement. You'll need a contract, and you may very well need to consult an attorney licensed in your geographical region. Keep in mind that specifics of copyright law... Read more...
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Selling artwork question...

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:04am
It's hard to say how much you should charge- you might want to check if there are any organizations out there (like artists' guilds, that kind of thing) that have an answer. Here's one quick Google search result:

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Posted by: ceddy200
December 20, 2005 @ 5:13pm
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copyright notice partial name? Full name?

Posted by: williamsonl
December 19, 2005 @ 10:28am
The Copyright Office addresses this issue on their webpage. The link is:
http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html#hsc

Basically is says: 3. The name of the owner of copyright in the work, or an abbreviation by which the name... Read more...
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Maps?

Posted by: williamsonl
December 13, 2005 @ 8:04am
These maps would be long out of copyright protection and just scanning one in does not make it the property of the scanner if it is just a copy of the original.

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Video product copyright question

Posted by: COvalle
December 12, 2005 @ 8:31am
I'm not sure if anyone here has the expertise to answer your question at this time; this site is primarily for libraries and copyright (although obviously we chime in on other copyright related subjects).

Because copyright no longer... Read more...
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Selling pictures of monuments

Posted by: JMiller
November 30, 2005 @ 3:49pm
The American Society of Media Photographers has an extensive copyright section on its web site. In particular, these pages are particularly relevant to your question:

http://www.asmp.org/commerce/legal/copyright/publicbldg.php
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Internet Distribution Question

Posted by: JMiller
November 30, 2005 @ 3:25pm
My opinion:

On the one hand, if it's a very small clip and it's audio only, that seems like a "fair use" situation. On the other hand, it is Hollywood and they can be strict copyright interpreters. (Also, if the clip appears to be an... Read more...
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Question about Magazine Article & Reposting to Website,

Posted by: COvalle
November 28, 2005 @ 4:12pm
There is a problem.

Some individual or corporation owns the copyright to that material. If you post the whole article online, freely available on the World Wide Web, that act likely infringes copyright, and I can't think of an... Read more...
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Use of the name/likeness/work of a semi-public figure?

Posted by: COvalle
November 28, 2005 @ 4:06pm
Hello...

I'm not entirely certain about this subject, because it involves laws dealing with publicity, and those laws vary from state to state. You can certainly use his name to describe him, because you're describing him. Here's a...
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Digitizing service for educational use: fair use?

Posted by: elizabethH
November 17, 2005 @ 9:59pm
We have just seen a demonstration of a commercial service whose aim is to help the library provide our faculty with the ability to show digital copies of films owned by our library in dvd, video, etc. formats. Basically we send the company our "hard"... Read more...
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CD Cover Art

Posted by: COvalle
November 11, 2005 @ 11:01am
Good questions. I expect that other people on the Copyright Advisory
Network Team will chime in (please do!).

I am not a lawyer; this is not legal advice. This is how I'd look at the situation.

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selling pictures on ebay

Posted by: COvalle
November 11, 2005 @ 10:41am
I am not a lawyer, this isn't legal advice. Going on:

eBay isn't necessarily very specific about why it took down a particular item. I would guess there is a good chance that a) you're not violating copyright, as selling legitimately... Read more...
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Alert on ABC video - site licence for video?

Posted by: sshorb
October 31, 2005 @ 3:13pm
Recently had this email from John Riedelbach, our collection management chair. Apparently, ABC news thinks they can avoid a fair use of their product by putting under a site. Pretty much just FYI -- we should be on the lookout for this practice and find... Read more...
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New copyright legislation?

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2005 @ 10:04am
Not new legislation.
The US Copyright Office with the Library of Congress has set up a study group to review Section 108 of the law. Does Section 108 need to amended to better reflect the digital environment? Nineteen people have been... Read more...
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Please help!!!!.....Can I resale DVDs purchased from...

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2005 @ 9:49am
If the DVDs are unlawfully made, then you should not resale.

If you believe that the DVDs are legit, then you can sell them as a matter of first sale.
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lyrics for personal use?

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2005 @ 9:46am
I think using part of a song's lyrics in school art project would be a fair use. Using a short, discrete lyric would be better than using the entire song, of course.

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video

Posted by: TrishaDavis
October 26, 2005 @ 11:16am
You also have to be very, very careful that the medium (tapes) are marked FOR ARCHIVAL USE ONLY and not to be copied or sold. To distribute further or commercially would mean that they would need releases from all actors involved.
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Print quote of song lyrics on t-shirt

Posted by: COvalle
October 24, 2005 @ 2:48pm
I'd be wary, sadly. Licensing will be difficult. AFAIK, unlike songs themselves, there is no central body that licenses lyrics and there isn't an easy way to track them down. The copyright issues come in because you're distributing lines of a song. You'd... Read more...
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beginner question about book copyright

Posted by: COvalle
October 24, 2005 @ 2:41pm
It's hard to say without knowing if the copyright was renewed. Reprinting a book doesn't necessitate renewing the copyright. If it wasn't renewed, it's in the public domain. If it was renewed, then it's the standard 95 years past publication.

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Antique photos

Posted by: AFry
October 18, 2005 @ 8:38am
1. Published works that were created before 1923 are in the public domain.

2. Unpublished works are in the public domain if the photographer died before 1935.

3. If the author's death date is unknown, unpublished... Read more...
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Keeping a textbook on library reserve semester after semeste

Posted by: BAustin
October 7, 2005 @ 9:53am
The right of first sale would indeed allow the textbook to be kept on reserve for as long as the professor and library wished to do so. Photo- or digital copies are a different matter, of course, subject to the copyright interpretation/policy of each... Read more...
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donated videos from documentary producer

Posted by: COvalle
October 6, 2005 @ 8:21am
If they're lawfully made copies- assuming that the director had the right to make them in the first place- then I believe you can add them to your collection, via the doctrine of first sale (section 109). If anyone disagrees, please post. ^_^
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Question about modifying copyrighted illustrations

Posted by: TrishaDavis
October 4, 2005 @ 11:22am
I'm glad to see that you are requesting permissions. You should never assume that someone would be willing to share their work with you without recognition, especially if you will be paid royalties for the book. The fact that you've made modification... Read more...
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