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Overcoming Barriers to Access:Navigating International Copyright

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This is the online version of my ACRL 2011 poster, "Overcoming Barriers to Access: Navigating International Copyright."

* This poster is a summary of a research project begun in August 2010. Please consult the legal department of your institution/copyright librarian before beginning any digitization projects.

For any questions about the material included contact: tjb52@pitt.edu www.twitter.tiffanybrandlib

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Overcoming Barriers to Access:Navigating International Copyright

  1. 1. Overcoming Barriers to Digital Collaboration Navigating International Copyright Laws Tiffany Brand, tjb52@pitt.edu Librarian-Reference and Instruction/Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Determining Copyright Ownership of Foreign Works Special considerations for images and sound recordings Securing rights for pre-1991 USSR works <ul><li>Russia </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to author’s date of death: </li></ul><ul><li>WWII service. </li></ul><ul><li>Previous censorship of work=possible copyright extension. </li></ul><ul><li>Protection status under Article 8 of Russian copyright law. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Compilation or derivative work? </li></ul><ul><li>Usage of pre-existing material? </li></ul><ul><li>Work fixed or unfixed? </li></ul><ul><li>Recording made before or after February 15, 1972? </li></ul><ul><li>Consult U.S./country of origin anti-piracy laws for digitization of sound recordings . </li></ul><ul><li>Published/Unpublished work? </li></ul><ul><li>Special status (corporate work)? </li></ul><ul><li>Author identified? </li></ul><ul><li>Pseudonym used? Co-author? </li></ul><ul><li>Search US Copyright Catalog/Contact US Copyright Office of Investigation </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Copyright Law reciprocal agreements: 104, 104A, 108, 109; Berne Convention, WIPO, TRIPS. </li></ul><ul><li>Former Soviet Satellites </li></ul><ul><li>Parties to Berne, WIPO and World Trade Organization (WTO) are protected under US copyright law. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-signatory parties-Consult Copyright and Intellectual Property laws from country of origin. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>See Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), WIPO </li></ul><ul><li>Contact author or rights department of publisher. </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm rights holder status, authorization to grant digitization rights . </li></ul>Obtaining Digitization Rights

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