Joy of CopyrightITEACHThursday, January 14, 2010 <br />Barbara Rehkop, Subject Librarian, University Libraries <br />
Copyright Myths<br />“Any works found on the Internet must be in the public domain.”<br />“If it doesn’t have a copyright ...
Copyright Myths<br />“I can use an image from a work in my dissertation.”<br />“I can use any content from an e-mail that ...
Copyright Myths<br />“If I’m in education, everything is fair use.” <br />“If the library has it in their possession, I ca...
Open Discussion<br />Do you encounter copyright issues in your teaching?<br />Do you have problems getting permissions to ...
Copyright Basics<br />Copyright attaches at the point of fixing in a tangible format<br />Applies to books, poems, films, ...
Author Rights(17 USC 106)<br />Reproduce<br />Prepare Derivative Works<br />Distribute Copies to the Public by Sale, Renta...
Non-Copyrightable Materials and Public Domain<br />U.S. Government Documents are not copyrightable<br />Generally, works c...
At WashU<br />Faculty: Presumed to be the author unless:<br />Substantial university support involved (patentable)<br />Un...
At WashU<br />Staff (Including Student Workers)<br />Presumed to be “works for hire” and the University owns copyright<br />
At WashU<br />Students<br />Presumed to be the author, including class work<br />Instructors need to have students’ explic...
And So…<br />Since faculty are considered authors, they are responsible for complying with the law<br />Be careful about w...
Fair Use Factors(17 USC 107)<br />Fair Use: The Four Factors (and all of them count!)<br />The purpose and character of yo...
More “Factors”<br />How much is the copyright holder going to fight you? (Risks)<br />The more “transformative” the use, t...
Libraries and Archives(17 USC 108)<br />May reproduce for preservation or replacement<br />May have unsupervised use of ph...
Library Licenses<br />Libraries sign license agreements with  database, e-journal, and software vendors.  It may permit yo...
Education(17 USC 110)<br />Classroom performance & display OK for nonprofit educational institutions<br />No admission cha...
Useful Tools/Resources<br />Copyright Libguide: http://libguides.wustl.edu/copyright<br />Scholarly Communications website...
Conclusion<br />Responsibility is Yours<br />Library is happy to help!<br />Reserves and e-reserves<br />Consultation <br ...
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Joy Copyright V2

  1. 1. Joy of CopyrightITEACHThursday, January 14, 2010 <br />Barbara Rehkop, Subject Librarian, University Libraries <br />
  2. 2. Copyright Myths<br />“Any works found on the Internet must be in the public domain.”<br />“If it doesn’t have a copyright notice, it must not be copyrighted.” <br />
  3. 3. Copyright Myths<br />“I can use an image from a work in my dissertation.”<br />“I can use any content from an e-mail that someone sent to me.”<br />
  4. 4. Copyright Myths<br />“If I’m in education, everything is fair use.” <br />“If the library has it in their possession, I can use it without permission.”<br />
  5. 5. Open Discussion<br />Do you encounter copyright issues in your teaching?<br />Do you have problems getting permissions to use materials for e-reserves (or other permissions issues)?<br />How do you teach your students about copyright?<br />
  6. 6. Copyright Basics<br />Copyright attaches at the point of fixing in a tangible format<br />Applies to books, poems, films, songs, recordings, paintings, photographs, computer software, architectural drawings and works <br />Lasts the lifetime of the author plus 70 years<br />
  7. 7. Author Rights(17 USC 106)<br />Reproduce<br />Prepare Derivative Works<br />Distribute Copies to the Public by Sale, Rental, Lease or Lending<br />Perform the Work Publicly<br />Display the Work Publicly<br />
  8. 8. Non-Copyrightable Materials and Public Domain<br />U.S. Government Documents are not copyrightable<br />Generally, works created before 1923 are in the public domain.<br />
  9. 9. At WashU<br />Faculty: Presumed to be the author unless:<br />Substantial university support involved (patentable)<br />University has some interest<br />
  10. 10. At WashU<br />Staff (Including Student Workers)<br />Presumed to be “works for hire” and the University owns copyright<br />
  11. 11. At WashU<br />Students<br />Presumed to be the author, including class work<br />Instructors need to have students’ explicit permission to publish their works in writing<br />
  12. 12. And So…<br />Since faculty are considered authors, they are responsible for complying with the law<br />Be careful about what rights you give publishers!<br />
  13. 13. Fair Use Factors(17 USC 107)<br />Fair Use: The Four Factors (and all of them count!)<br />The purpose and character of your use<br />The nature of the copyrighted work<br />The amount and substantiality of the portion taken<br />The effect of the use upon the market<br />
  14. 14. More “Factors”<br />How much is the copyright holder going to fight you? (Risks)<br />The more “transformative” the use, the more favorably a court would look upon it!<br />
  15. 15. Libraries and Archives(17 USC 108)<br />May reproduce for preservation or replacement<br />May have unsupervised use of photocopy machines (with copyright notice)<br />May engage in interlibrary loan<br />
  16. 16. Library Licenses<br />Libraries sign license agreements with database, e-journal, and software vendors. It may permit you to use copies in the classroom for e-reserves, and for interlibrary loan purposes.<br />Similarly, ask about Public Performance Rights for films and videos if you are showing it to more than a group of friends in your living room.<br />On the Internet, look for licenses from Creative Commons. <br />
  17. 17. Education(17 USC 110)<br />Classroom performance & display OK for nonprofit educational institutions<br />No admission charge<br />Integral to instruction<br />Rules are more restrictive for distance education (TEACH Act)<br />
  18. 18. Useful Tools/Resources<br />Copyright Libguide: http://libguides.wustl.edu/copyright<br />Scholarly Communications website: http://scholarlycommunications.wustl.edu/<br />
  19. 19. Conclusion<br />Responsibility is Yours<br />Library is happy to help!<br />Reserves and e-reserves<br />Consultation <br />Permissions<br />Connect w/General Counsel’s office<br />

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