Copyright crash course

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Copyright crash course

  1. 1. Building on Others Creative Expression Adriana G. Hernandez, Librarian Copyright Crash Course http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/
  2. 2. Library Resources: The Invisible Web <ul><li>Online Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 X larger than visible web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers tougher questions </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Public Domain and Orphan Works <ul><li>Public Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Digitized and posted online </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.google.com/educators/p_booksearch.html </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orphan Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t take it for granted that if you don’t find an author it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is public domain </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Using Materials from the Internet <ul><li>. </li></ul>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
  5. 5. Fair Use of Copyright Materials <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary.com definition: </li></ul><ul><li>the conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royalties  </li></ul><ul><li>vague-if not sure, ask for permission </li></ul><ul><li>usually for educational/non-profit purposes </li></ul><ul><li>punishable by law </li></ul><ul><li>doesn’t need a © symbol to be copyrighted (anything published after March 1, 1989 is copyrighted) </li></ul><ul><li>Posting on the open web implies permission </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fair Use of Copyright Materials <ul><li>First Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Is the work protected? </li></ul><ul><li>If the work is protected, has your campus already licensed rights for you to use the work? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the work available freely on the open Web, and therefore covered by an implied license? </li></ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t have express or implied rights, do you want to exercise one of the owner’s exclusive rights? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your use exempt or excused from liability for infringement? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fair Use of Copyright Materials <ul><li>Library’s Special Rights: </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries can make copies under certain conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/108.html </li></ul><ul><li>Performances and displays in face-to-face teaching and distance education: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/usc_sec_17_00000110----000-.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fair Use of Copyright Materials <ul><li>If you are going to make copies/duplicate ask yourself these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the character of the use? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the nature of the work to be used? </li></ul><ul><li>How much of the work will you use? </li></ul><ul><li>What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for permissions if the use were widespread? </li></ul><ul><li>Look at: http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/copypol2.html </li></ul><ul><li>pg. 6 to make decisions </li></ul>
  9. 9. The TEACH Act <ul><li>Became law in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to use copyrighted audiovisual works and dramatic musical works as long as they are “reasonable and limited portions. (clips) </li></ul><ul><li>See checklist on website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/teachact.html </li></ul>
  10. 10. Getting Permission <ul><li>When in doubt, check it out! </li></ul><ul><li>http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/permissn.html </li></ul><ul><li>Website contains suggestions and contact information to get/purchase permissions. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions???

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