Same copyright laws as books, music, or videoRealities of electronic communicationSome think law needs to changeIt takes time to change law, which might be good to give time to learn about how new technologies will be used through experience.
Many think Internet is public domainAll postings are protectedCopyrights of public works are not always displayedImplied and Express licenses helpLaw protects them same as printed worksPossibly because law covers display of copyright notice.
Implied LicensesIt is expected that posting on the internet will be read, downloaded, printed, or forwarded. Just by posting a limited license is granted by authorMany things to considerNot automatic for commercial use Not part of implied license Boundaries are vague
Educational, research, and scholarly fair use is changingQuestionable, so rely on implied and express licensesWebsite for materials intended for educators and studentsExpress LicenseSpells out details of what the author is releasingCan be done by attaching a Creative Commons License to your posting or websiteLets it be known that you want your work to be the flow of creativity
Section 110(1) of the Copyright ActSeparate set of rights for educatorsin addition to fair useTo display or perform other’s works in the classroomi.e. face-to-faceApplies to any workDifferent for distance educationSection 110(2) of the Copyright ActRevised and expandedMaterials need to be pared downReasonable and limited portionsAudiovisual and musical shown as clips onlyApplies to accredited nonprofit educational institutionsNot extended to works produced or marketed for in-class use
The librarian is your first line of defense.First use the Librarian Check Copyright Clearance CenterIf work is part of a book or journalMoviesInternet ArchiveNews ArchivesCheck web
Orphan WorksCopyrighted material whose owner can not be found Books, music, record, films, etcWork not registeredSold rights, but did not register transferOwner’s death, heirs not foundCan be risky if owner emerges
Thinks orphan works should be availableCreated policy proposals to facilitate use of orphan works
Remember there is no need for frustration….
Copyright knowledge revised 5
By Jackie Byford
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