BHL Copyright

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Presentation by Connie Rinaldo about the BHL copyright policies. Presented at the BHL-Africa launch and workshop, April 16, 2013. Pretoria, South Africa.

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  • Metadata required by IA Not—pub domain, US government documents No known as determined by scanning institution (expired copyright, no indication of copyright, due diligence that copyright holder cannot be located or identified.
  • You are free:to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the workto Remix — to adapt the workto make commercial use of the workUnder the following conditions:Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). 
What does "Attribute this work" mean? 
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  • BHL Copyright

    1. 1. BHL and COPYRIGHTDetails: https://bhl.wikispaces.com/CopyrightConnie Rinaldo: @coniferrcrinaldo@oeb.harvard.edu
    2. 2. BHL GOAL• Unlock the vast array of biodiversity-relatedliterature in libraries• Provide open access to this literature• Expose public domain literature• Negotiate with rights holders• Allow flow to users anywhere
    3. 3. What does this mean?• Material in BHL can be reused & repurposed• Public Domain: For US pre 1923; WIPO review:http://www.wipo.int/copyright/en/general/public_domain.html• Permission from copyright holder• BHL does not hold any copyright
    4. 4. Copyright metadata• Public domain. The BHL considers that thiswork is no longer under copyright protection• No known copyright as determined byscanning institution• In copyright. Digitized with the permission ofthe rights holder.
    5. 5. Copyright Statements
    6. 6. Creative Commons Non-Commercialhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
    7. 7. Different countries have different lawsfor copyright• BHL cannot advise you or any other party aboutinterpretation of your country’s copyright laws• Works that may be in the public domain in the UnitedStates may not be in the public domain in other countries• Review WIPO for help: http://www.wipo.int• Review http://www.aca2k.org/index.php/ The AfricanCopyright & Access to Knowledge Project (ACA2K)
    8. 8. Local Responsibility• Local copyright laws must always be followed
    9. 9. Memorandum of Understanding• “Commit to allow hosting of their library-produced digitizedbiodiversity literature by the BHL under open access, viz. eitherpublic domain material or Creative Commons license CCBY.” US/UK• “subject to Creative Commons CCBY license” Africa
    10. 10. Creative Commonshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
    11. 11. Internet Archive• Work submitted through the Internet Archivebecomes free to download or reuse by anyone• Appropriate metadata for copyright is required• Be sure you know the copyright status of a workbefore you release it
    12. 12. QUESTIONS?Great and small game of Africa, London :Rowland Ward,Limited,1899.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/114236

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