Scanning pictures from a book for a powerpoint presentation
- October 21, 2009 @ 12:10pmbookberry says:Our CFF coach ( TECH GURU ) scanned pictures from a children's book and made a powerpoint to show at a Family Reading Night. I advised that this is a violation of copyright. Can you guide me on this. He sent several links saying that it is under fair use, I still do not agree. Thanks Bookberry
- October 21, 2009 @ 12:10pmJanetCroft says:Take a look at the discussion above on using an ELMO. I belive this would fall under the same sort of display allowance -- IF it is just for this one particular face-to-face use. I would NOT advise putting it on your library's website, and even saving it for a future read-aloud of the same book might be a bit iffy, though I don't think the copyright police will raid your children's librarian's files if he or she saves it.
- October 21, 2009 @ 12:10pmksmith says:Remember that the section 109 "first sale" right is an exception to the display right, not the reproduction right. An ELMO, as I recall, does not make a copy of the object being projected, so 109 applies nicely. But scanning into PowerPoint does require copying. For that reason I think the activity described above must be justified using fair use, if it is justified at all.
- October 21, 2009 @ 12:10pmpencils says:Sorry for the novice question. What is an ELMO?
- October 21, 2009 @ 12:10pmJanetCroft says:Hmm, that was a while ago -- I think an ELMO was basically an overhead projector for opaque items. I still think you're safe if you're not distributing the scan in any way, such as putting it on a website.