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  • Building on Others Creative Expression Adriana G. Hernandez, Librarian Copyright Crash Course
  • Library Resources: The Invisible Web
    • Online Databases
      • 10 X larger than visible web
      • Answers tougher questions
  • Public Domain and Orphan Works
    • Public Domain
    • Digitized and posted online
    • http://
      • Orphan Works
      • Look for author
      • Don’t take it for granted that if you don’t find an author it
      • is public domain
  • Using Materials from the Internet
    • .
    1.Online materials are copyrighted automatically; doesn’t have to have a © symbol. 2. Copyright very vague; be safe and cite sources 3. Liable for actions if you copy and distribute someone else’s online work 4. Fair Use; don’t rely on it, better to get permission
  • Fair Use of Copyright Materials
    • .
    • definition:
    • the conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royalties 
    • vague-if not sure, ask for permission
    • usually for educational/non-profit purposes
    • punishable by law
    • doesn’t need a © symbol to be copyrighted (anything published after March 1, 1989 is copyrighted)
    • Posting on the open web implies permission
  • Fair Use of Copyright Materials
    • First Steps:
    • Is the work protected?
    • If the work is protected, has your campus already licensed rights for you to use the work?
    • Is the work available freely on the open Web, and therefore covered by an implied license?
    • Has the owner of the work used a Creative Commons license (or similar) to give the public the right to use the work in the way that you would like to use it?
    • If you don’t have express or implied rights, do you want to exercise one of the owner’s exclusive rights?
    • Is your use exempt or excused from liability for infringement?
  • Fair Use of Copyright Materials
    • Library’s Special Rights:
    • Libraries can make copies under certain conditions.
    • Performances and displays in face-to-face teaching and distance education:
  • Fair Use of Copyright Materials
    • If you are going to make copies/duplicate ask yourself these questions:
    • What is the character of the use?
    • What is the nature of the work to be used?
    • How much of the work will you use?
    • What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for permissions if the use were widespread?
    • Look at:
    • pg. 6 to make decisions
  • The TEACH Act
    • Became law in 2002
    • Allows you to use copyrighted audiovisual works and dramatic musical works as long as they are “reasonable and limited portions. (clips)
    • See checklist on website:
  • Getting Permission
    • When in doubt, check it out!
    • Website contains suggestions and contact information to get/purchase permissions.
  • Questions???