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Copyright for K-12 Librarians

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DMCA: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Introduction On October 12, 1998, Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

DMCA: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The law became effective in October 2000 and it has been incorporated into the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the U. S. Code). This landmark legislation updated U.S. copyright law to meet the demands of the Digital Age and to conform U.S. law to the requirements of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and treaties that the U.S. signed in 1996. The TEACH Act and some Frequently Asked Questions. What Librarians Need to Know about the New Copyright Alert SystemDistrict Dispatch. Late last month, the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) launched its Copyright Alert System, creating a new effort by rights holders (including the Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), such as Comcast, Verizon, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable) to curb online copyright infringement.

What Librarians Need to Know about the New Copyright Alert SystemDistrict Dispatch

About the Center for Copyright Information. Today, there are many different ways to access digital entertainment like music, movies, TV shows, games and books.

About the Center for Copyright Information

With so many options, it can be unclear what’s legal and what’s not. Online copyright infringementThe illegal distribution of copyrighted works usually without the permission of the copyright owner. Center for Copyright Information. Pinterest Copyright Issues Could Spur Changes To Terms Of Use And ‘Pin Etiquette’ Pinterest, the hugely popular website that lets people share photos and images on a virtual pinboard, has had trouble brewing for a while over what some people say are frequent copyright violations that happen when users ‘pin’ photos on the site without permission.

Pinterest Copyright Issues Could Spur Changes To Terms Of Use And ‘Pin Etiquette’

But one woman recently discovered that the copyright issue at Pinterest is a little more complicated than that: Pinterest’s own rules of etiquette make it very difficult for regular people to use the site at all without being liable in the event of a copyright lawsuit. Kirsten Kowalski blew the whistle on this issue in a blog post that went viral late last month. Kowalski, who lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a triple-threat of sorts: A professional photographer at DDK Portraits, a corporate lawyer, and a passionate Pinterest user. Carrie Russell: Director - Program on Public Access to InformationDistrict Dispatch. Appeals court decision undermines free speech, misinterprets copyright law Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) joined an amicus brief calling for reconsideration of a 9th circuit court decision in Garcia v.

Carrie Russell: Director - Program on Public Access to InformationDistrict Dispatch

Google, case where actress Cindy Sue Garcia sued Google for not removing a YouTube video in which… Court rulings and “bad actors” plague orphan works roundtables While reviewing my notes from last week’s orphan works roundtables, it is clear that some rights holders were still stinging from the results of two recent court rulings—the HathiTrust and Google Book Search decisions. In both of these decisions the… Digital Rights Management (DRM) & Libraries. Digital rights management (DRM) technology controls how digital information resources, including media, can be accessed, copied, distributed, reformatted, or otherwise changed.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) & Libraries

These software and hardware controls are usually embedded in the work or device, and can be protection schemes as basic as password protection. There are a variety of different types of DRM technologies used in an equally wide number of markets: Proprietary ebook controls, i.e. Amazon ebooks are only readable on a Kindle device or application.Video games requiring connection to an “authentication server” for each play session after the first point of sale, i.e. Beyond affecting individual consumers, unbalanced DRM controls present some significant challenges to a library's ability to disseminate information to citizens: Related. Creating. Creative Commons. About. Want to let people share and use your photographs, but not allow companies to sell them?

About

Looking for access to course materials from the world’s top universities? Want to encourage readers to re-publish your blog posts, as long as they give you credit? Looking for songs that you can use and remix, royalty-free? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you should learn more about Creative Commons. Probably the quickest and easiest introduction to CC is to watch the following short video: What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Our free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice.

Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. CC Search. Copyright and Primary Sources Online Module. Fair Use. U.S.

Fair Use

Copyright Office Fair Use Index Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. This Fair Use Index is a project undertaken by the Office of the Register in support of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement of the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). Fair use is a longstanding and vital aspect of American copyright law. Resources. Copyright for Librarians and Teachers, in a Nutshell. You may have wondered whether you hold the copyright to work you’ve put many hours into creating on the job.

Copyright for Librarians and Teachers, in a Nutshell

Who holds the copyright to works created by teachers or librarians? Short answer: In general, when employees create works as a condition of employment, the copyright holder is the employer. As a school librarian or teacher, you create works all the time—lesson plans, finding tools, and so on—fairly independently, without specific conditions established by the school. If you are developing a syllabus, the school generally does not specify what to write or how long or detailed the syllabus should be, as would be the case in a “work for hire” situation (see box at the end). Carol Simpson. Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright. Skip navigation Library of Congress Teachers Suggestions enabled.

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright

Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators (ALA Editions Workshop) - Books / Professional Development - Books for School Librarians - eLearning - New Products - Products for Children. Www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/code-of-best-practices-fair-use.pdf. Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles.