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These pages are a collection of resources in my pursuit of copyright understanding. Done initially as a part of LIBR 281 but pages are continuously being added.

Comparing Formats for Video Digitization. The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager in the Office of Strategic Initiatives.

Comparing Formats for Video Digitization

FADGI format comparison projects. The Audio-Visual Working Group within the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative recently posted a comparison of a few selected digital file formats for consideration when reformatting videotapes. We sometimes call these target formats: they are the output format that you reformat to. VideoAtRisk SECTION108 Guidelines 2013. Teaching Copyright. Wmata metro map doodle on coffee cup at #transpo camp. What's the Deal with Copyright_ Final version2. Battle of the Opens. I'm committed to a lot of different kinds of "open.

Battle of the Opens

" This means that I can and do engage in tremendous acts of hair-splitting and pilpul with regard to them. Viewcontent.


Free Stuff. Technology cases. Ebooks and articles. Fair Use. Images, charts, infographics. Define: Open Access Overview. Peter Suber First put online June 21, 2004.

Define: Open Access Overview

Last revised December 5, 2015. Suggested short URL for this page = Peter Suber Director, Harvard Office for Scholarly CommunicationDirector, Harvard Open Access ProjectFaculty Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society Senior Researcher, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources CoalitionResearch Professor of Philosophy, Earlham This overview is also available in Chinese (October 2011), Czech (December 2013), French (September 2012), German (September 2011), Greek (February 2012), Japanese (January 2013), Polish (July 2015), Romanian (September 2012), Russian (January 2012), Slovenian (July 2005), Spanish (March 2012), and Swahili (December 2015).

Journal: Driscoll Open Their Eyes: How the Openjournal: Driscoll, Margaret A.

Journal: Driscoll Open Their Eyes: How the Openjournal:

Open Their Eyes: How the Open Access Movement has Changed the Scholarly Publishing World for Academics., 2009 [Preprint] English abstract The scholarly publishing world is somewhat secretive and mysterious, at least to those who exist outside of it. Open Content Program (The Getty) The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required. For additional information please see the related press releases, as well as overviews of each phase of the program on The Getty Iris. Why Open Content? The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art for free and without restriction, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects.

Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. SHERPA/RoMEO - Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving.

Major website listing publishing guidelines for OA, self-archiving journals. – katrinahsmith

Know Your Copy Rights. Welcome to Know Your Copy Rights…a Web site for librarians who are developing positive educational programs for academic users of copyrighted materials in US not-for-profit institutions.

Know Your Copy Rights

This site looks at copyright from the perspectives of all key academic stakeholders and suggests what each group can do to enhance their copyright practices and advance academic interests. To help libraries undertake a campus copyright educational campaign, a range of tools are offered. Your feedback on what is most useful is encouraged! Remember, the scope of this Web site is on using the works of others for teaching and learning. For information about encouraging academic authors to manage their own intellectual property, see the Author Rights Web site maintained by SPARC. The Know Your Copy Rights educational initiative is a project of the Association of Research Libraries. Copyright Basics for Musicians - Music Copyright Law. Entertainment Law March 2009 By Jon M.

Simple text article with a simple introduction to the laws for musicians from Garon's book "Musician's Law and Business Guide," 2009. – katrinahsmith

Garon* The Musician's Law and Business Guide Copyright rules define much of the music business, shaping the practices that drive recording and touring deals.

Copyright Basics for Musicians - Music Copyright Law

EFF The 2012 DMCA Rulemaking: Last week the Librarian of Congress issued his final decision (pdf) limiting copyright owners’ ability to sue you for making full use of the works you buy.

Electronic Frontier Foundation article to help decifer the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 2012. A bit dated since the conference has changed some laws, but gives a good look at the first positives and negatives of the DMCA. Also my first article from EFF and proves to be a good resource for tech news. – katrinahsmith

The short version: it’s a mixed bag.

EFF The 2012 DMCA Rulemaking:

On one hand, the Librarian looked to the future, broadening existing exemptions for extracting clips from DVDs to include clips from movies distributed online, as well. E lis under review. DMCA Exemptions. Guest Post by Jan Boyles It’s time to protect the hard-won fair use rights that artists, professors, librarians and online video makers won three years ago at the Copyright Office.

DMCA Exemptions

The Library of Congress has issued a Notice of Inquiry calling for written comments by December 1. Here's why it matters. In 2008, the librarians, professors, documentarians and online video makers successfully argued that they should get an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s penalties for breaking encryption to access copyrighted material, if they are accessing it for fair use purposes. Now, anyone making a non-commercial video (teachers, students, parents, kids, librarians, vidders, really anyone) is so exempt. But every three years, these exemptions must be renewed. Intellectual property law clinics and non-profit public interest organizations around the country are now gearing up to provide assistance to people who want help in petitioning for an exemption. A Short Guide To Open-Source And Similar Licenses. Copyright Clearance Center. The Surprising History of Copyright and The Promise of a Post-Copyright World.

(Translations: 中文, Italiano, Polski, latviešu valoda.

The Surprising History of Copyright and The Promise of a Post-Copyright World

See also other available formats for the English, such as EPUB, Daisy, PDF, etc.) Law of the United States.

This is the place to get the actual Copyright Laws of the United States in either HTML or PDF. Also has links to historical information going back to 1783. – katrinahsmith

Connecting Communities: LIBR 298 Community Guide photos