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Commonsense Copyright by This second edition presents information updated as of the end of 1998 regarding the Copyright Act as currently amended. Applicable to both general and specialized audiences, the book covers copyright as it applies to a variety of settings, with numerous usage examples and guideline charts, all presented in an easy-to-read format with the legalese reserved for the footnotes. Featured are sections on the use of copyrighted materials, libraries and copyrighted materials, permissions policies, and new technology issues such as computer software, electronic publishing, the Internet, multimedia and distance learning. Resource guides--to services such as the Library of Congress Copyright Office information hotline, circulars, and mailings, as well as the Television Licensing Center, and the Copyright Clearance Center--and to Internet resources, print bibliographies, and other applicable documents and laws, are provided.
Publication Date: 1999
Copyright Catechism by Learn about copyright law through questions and answers that give spot-on information when you need it, with the authority to support your position. These coping strategies for real-world copyright situations provide useable solutions for your everyday questions about copyright.Examples involve print, online, multimedia, video, audio, broadcast, for-profit, and fair use copyright dilemmas."
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators by For those professionals in the business of serving up information to the public, the evolving digital age presents new and complicated challenges. As new formats and delivery methods make duplication and transfer of information so easy, librarians and educators must make informed and legal decisions about how they will protect copyright.
Publication Date: 2000
Copyright for Schools by Facing new developments and intricacies of copyright determination, teachers and administrators are unsure about how to determine and ensure copyright compliance and are looking for specific answers. In an easy-to-understand exposition of copyright, this Fourth Edition volume provides the most-up-to-date, authoritative presentation and analysis of copyright for both print and digital information, detailing what you need to know about copyright for your school.It also explains the fundamentals and clarifies the complexities of copyright relevant to schools and why it is so important to understand and comply with copyright. This practical guide focuses on those issues relevant to K-12 schools, enabling media specialists to educate staff and take leadership in determining copyright policies."
Publication Date: 2005
The Copyright Handbook by A thorough (and thoroughly enjoyable) discussion of copyright law as it applies to writers - Writer's Market
Publication Date: 2006
Copyright in Cyberspace by How do I know when I can legally download or copy an image from the Web? If I have the right to copy an image from a print publication, do I also have the right to put it on my Web page? But I'm a librarian, what can they do to me? Find the answers to these and many more questions in this helpful, easy-to-understand guide. Learn what you should--and need--to know about copyright law, how it applies to online information and specifically to libraries, including fair use and other pockets of protection, liability for Web content, interlibrary loan and resource-sharing, downloading and printing rights, hyperlinks, public display and performance of audio/video Internet. A look at recent legislation is included, along with a discussion of the increasingly important issue of trademark law and the use of words and symbols as logos, links, and in metatags on Web sites. Appendices provide relevant excerpts from the law, the Conference on Fair Use's Proposal for Fair Use Guidelines for Digital Images and Electronic Reserves Systems, How to Get Permission to Use Copyrighted Material, and other helpful resources, including key contacts, publications, and Web pages.
Publication Date: 2001
What is "Public Domain" and how does it affect Copyright?
A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner.
Some items commonly in the "public domain" are most U.S. government materials; some state materials; materials that are released to the "public domain" by their creator; ideas, facts, or slogans that are not patented. Also, anything published before 1923 in the United States is in the "public domain."
A Framework for Analyzing Copyright Issues
When trying to decide what you can use, here are 5 questions to work through (in order) to guide you.
1. Is the work protected by copyright?
2. Is there a specific exception in copyright law that covers my use (such as the one for classroom performances or displays)?
3. Is there a license that covers my use?
a. Is there is a "Creative Commons" license attached to the work?
b. Does my educational institution have a license that covers my use of the work?
4. Is my use covered by fair use? (See the "FAIR USE" tab.)
5. Do I need permission from the copyright owner for my use?
(Framework obtained from a MOOC on Copyright taken in 2014 - https://www.coursera.org/learn/copyright-for-education#; shortened by Ellen Little)