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Presentation for ITeach, 1/14/2010

Presentation for ITeach, 1/14/2010

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