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  1. 1. From xkcd.com http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/steal_this_comic.png Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
  2. 2. Digital Copyright: Online tools Freya Anderson, Head, Public Services [email_address] 907-465-2942
  3. 3. From xkcd.com http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/steal_this_comic.png Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
  4. 4. When does copyright matter? <ul><li>When you’re using material not covered by a license agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>When you’re using material covered by a license agreement, and the agreement specifies that material can be used consistent with Fair Use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Either may include DRM-free music and other materials. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Tools <ul><li>Determine copyright status </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate allowed uses </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate copyright clearance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually through payment of fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes by helping you find the copyright holder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many of the tools are cross-linked, but I’ve tried to link to their home locations </li></ul>
  6. 6. US Copyright Office <ul><li>Most of the resources on this website are geared towards copyright holders, not to potential users of copyright protected material </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright law and circulars </li></ul><ul><li>Online registration database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.copyright.gov/ </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Copyright and Fair Use Center at Stanford University <ul><li>Copyright renewal database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1923-1963 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/bin/search/simple </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Balanced perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright news </li></ul><ul><li>Educational materials, including materials related to TEACH Act </li></ul><ul><li>http://fairuse.stanford.edu/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Digital Image Rights Computator <ul><li>Simple to use, with a series of yes/no and multiple choice questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a replacement for your own analysis, but a good start. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vraweb.org/resources/ipr/dirc/page_1.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. Copyright Advisory Network <ul><li>Forum: ask your copyright questions </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: news and commentary with a library perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki: now in beta, watch for it soon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will include links to copyright law and related texts, tools, discussion of key topics from the forum, and more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.librarycopyright.net/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Copyright Clearance Center <ul><li>Educational and practical tools </li></ul><ul><li>Checking on clearance and costs is getting easier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in mind that their focus is on clearing copyright, NOT possible fair uses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The convenience of the CCC may impact your fair use or other use analysis. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OnCopyright </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced blogroll </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.copyright.com/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Special tools <ul><li>University of Texas Crash Course in Copyright </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very nice overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/Cprtindx.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Public domain charts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are several good ones, but I like Peter Hirtle’s from Cornell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital copyright slider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From ALA-OITP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fair Use checklist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Again, there are several good options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/checklist.pdf </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>WorldCat Copyright Evidence Registry </li></ul>
  12. 12. Avoid the whole issue! <ul><li>Use public domain or other royalty free material: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Daniel Cornwall’s page for some ideas: http://library.state.ak.us/is/free_images_sounds.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal government and other copyright public domain material. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons or other licensed material. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be unique; create from scratch! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Questions? Freya Anderson, Head, Public Services [email_address] 907-465-2942