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Is it copyrighted? Can i use it?

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Copyright! Complicated, confusing, and not clear-cut. What does a librarian need to know? Michael Sauers and Laura Johnson, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will present scenarios to discuss, as we all shine a light on the subject and try to figure out what a librarian needs to do.
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  • Where is copyright codified? A) In the U.S Constitution. B) In the United States Code. C) In the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) guidelines. D) All of the above. 0A B C D
  • The Congress shall have Power To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries -- U. S. Constitution Article I, Section 8
  • Is this presentation copyrighted? A) Yes, automatically, unless it says otherwise. B) No, I havent seen a copyright symbol or statement. C) No, governments cant claim copyright. 0A B C
  • I needed an image for my Web site so I found a great one on Google. I can just use it, right? A) Yes. B) No. C) Maybe. 0A B C
  • FAIR USE CONSIDERATIONS Purpose and character of the new work Nature of the copied work Amount and substantiality of the original work Effect upon original work's value (CC)
  • If you use an image or quotation or clip, do you have to cite the source or give credit? A) Yes. If you give attribution, then you can use it. B) Yes. This is a matter of good scholarship and librarianship, not of copyright. C) Maybe. If youre using the material under a Creative Commons license. 0A B C
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  • 0A B C D It is legal to read a book out loud at story time. A) Of course, its not like anyones suggested otherwise. B) Yes, because its fair use. C) Yes, due to a specific exception in the copyright law. D) Technically no, since its an unauthorized public performance.
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  • A patron told you shes taking home CDs, making copies, and returning them, what should you do? A) Nothing. Its none of my business. B) Sit them down and have a little chat about copyright, then let it go. C) Have that chat and if they keep doing it, cut them off. 0 No Internet Connection! Please re-connect. A B C
  • May the library use one of the directors monthly newspaper columns in our library newsletter? A) Yes, as long as the library directors ok with it. B) No. The newspaper owns the copyright, and the library may not use the material without permission. C) Maybe. What does the contract say? 0A B C
  • If my library requests a photocopy of a magazine article through interlibrary loan, may we request another article from the same issue again in six months? A) Yes. B) No. C) Maybe. How many have you already requested? 0A B C
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  • May we use a copy of the book cover to put on a flyer for our book club? A) No. Not without specific permission. B) Yes. This falls within the doctrine of fair use. C) Yes. This is a useful article. 0A B C
  • May we enlarge one of the illustrations from a book and paint it on the wall of the childrens room as a mural? A) No. Thats stealing. B) Yes. Fair use. C) Maybe, if the illustration is old enough to be out of copyright. 0A B C
  • The library may show a movie at a library program. A) Yes. B) No. C) Maybe. 0A B
  • What is the different between a copyright and a trademark? A) A copyright is automatic, a trademark must be applied for. B) The U.S. Copyright Office is part of the Library of Congress, and the Trademark Office is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. C) Copyright protection is the holders by right, a trademark must be defended. D) Copyright is more far-reaching than trademark. E) All of the above. 0A B C D E
  • THANK YOU! Laura Johnson Continuing Education Coordinator Nebraska Library Commission laura.Johnson@nebraska.gov Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission michael.sauers@nebraska.gov http://www.travelinlibrarian.info delicious.com/nlc_reference/copyright CC BY-NC
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