Movie
night
in the
dorms
                                  Greg Grossmeier
                              grossmei@umich.ed...
Disclaimer:

I am not a lawyer thus this
is not legal advice. I am
merely helping you think
about these legal issues.
What is   ?
US Constitution
“To promote the progress of science
and useful arts, by securing for limited
times to authors and inventor...
Not a tool to control all
 content forever in all
       mediums.
But what is   ?
“a bundle of rights”
The right to reproduce the work
The right to prepare derivative works
The right to distribute the work
The right to perfor...
How do I get   ?
How do I receive
copyright protection for
my work?
First, it must meet some
basic requirements:

● It must be original.
● It must have some level of

creativity.
● It must b...
Old Days -
  You use this symbol


 And provide a date         1930


 And register it with the
  US Copyright Office.
Now-a-days:


      <this space left intentionally blank>
Now-a-days:
 Also, it's instant.
Copyright protects…   Copyright doesn’t protect…

Writing               Ideas
Choreography          Facts
Music           ...
How long does

                protection last?
The life of the Author
plus 70 years
(for now).
After that
The Public Domain
General Rules for Public Domain/Copyright Status


 Works No Longer Protected by Copyright

 • Published before 1923
 • Pu...
General Rules for Public Domain/Copyright Status



 Works Still Protected by Copyright

 • Published after '63
 • Publish...
Exceptions
Fair Use
17 USC 107
An exception to
   copyright
  protection.
The Four Factors
● The Nature of the original work
● The Purpose of the use

● The Amount of the original work

● The Affe...
Now, dorms and...
Remember seeing...
Issues in the dorms
No license/permission
       needed.
License or permission
      needed.
A lot between those? Yes.
Real life situations?
Thank You.

    Greg Grossmeier
 grossmei@umich.edu
lib.umich.edu/copyright
Attributions
●   Slide 1: movie night! – ginnerobot – CC:BY-SA
●   Slide 28: Watching a blank screen – ToastyKen – CC:BY
●...
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  1. 1. Movie night in the dorms Greg Grossmeier grossmei@umich.edu lib.umich.edu/copyright Except where otherwise noted, this presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  2. 2. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer thus this is not legal advice. I am merely helping you think about these legal issues.
  3. 3. What is ?
  4. 4. US Constitution “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries”
  5. 5. Not a tool to control all content forever in all mediums.
  6. 6. But what is ?
  7. 7. “a bundle of rights”
  8. 8. The right to reproduce the work The right to prepare derivative works The right to distribute the work The right to perform the work The right to display the work The right to license any of the above to third parties
  9. 9. How do I get ?
  10. 10. How do I receive copyright protection for my work?
  11. 11. First, it must meet some basic requirements: ● It must be original. ● It must have some level of creativity. ● It must be in a fixed medium.
  12. 12. Old Days - You use this symbol And provide a date 1930 And register it with the US Copyright Office.
  13. 13. Now-a-days: <this space left intentionally blank>
  14. 14. Now-a-days: Also, it's instant.
  15. 15. Copyright protects… Copyright doesn’t protect… Writing Ideas Choreography Facts Music Data (mostly) Visual art Useful articles (that’s patent) Film Architectural works
  16. 16. How long does protection last?
  17. 17. The life of the Author plus 70 years (for now).
  18. 18. After that
  19. 19. The Public Domain
  20. 20. General Rules for Public Domain/Copyright Status Works No Longer Protected by Copyright • Published before 1923 • Published between '23 and '63, but it depends. • Authored by the Federal Government
  21. 21. General Rules for Public Domain/Copyright Status Works Still Protected by Copyright • Published after '63 • Published between '23 and '63, but it depends • Most State and Municipal works
  22. 22. Exceptions
  23. 23. Fair Use 17 USC 107
  24. 24. An exception to copyright protection.
  25. 25. The Four Factors ● The Nature of the original work ● The Purpose of the use ● The Amount of the original work ● The Affect on the Market of the original Remember: Every case is different
  26. 26. Now, dorms and...
  27. 27. Remember seeing...
  28. 28. Issues in the dorms
  29. 29. No license/permission needed.
  30. 30. License or permission needed.
  31. 31. A lot between those? Yes.
  32. 32. Real life situations?
  33. 33. Thank You. Greg Grossmeier grossmei@umich.edu lib.umich.edu/copyright
  34. 34. Attributions ● Slide 1: movie night! – ginnerobot – CC:BY-SA ● Slide 28: Watching a blank screen – ToastyKen – CC:BY ● Slide 30: FBI Warning – Used under Fair Use. All Rights Reserved. ● Slide 31: “FBI Warning - Exercise Your Copy Rights” by Mark Gunderson of the Evolution Control Committee. Used under Fair Use. ● Slide 33: Watching 5th element – Debs (ò‿ó)♪ – CC:BY ● Slide 35: Weird movie watching – Stepheye – CC:BY
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