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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use. Embed imageView/download PDFThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) presents the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (PDF), a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education.
LONG infographic preaching the good news of Fair Use and its benefit to libraries. Includes short flow chart, states and links. – katrinahsmith
The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University.
In dozens of interviews with veteran research and academic librarians, the researchers learned how copyright law comes into play as interviewees performed core library functions. Then, in a series of small group discussions held with library policymakers around the country, the research team developed a consensus approach to applying fair use. The Code deals with such common questions in higher education as: When and how much copyrighted material can be digitized for student use? Such codes have a powerful effect both in law and practice. Can We Strengthen our Fragile Public Domain? Each year the copyright community celebrates January 1 as “Public Domain Day.”
Kevin Smith article (very similar in tone to the Center for the Study on Public Domain website) on the importance of strengthening our small pool of intellectual material in public domain. Includes a brief history of copyright term. Good links to other similar views on copyright. – katrinahsmith
That is because a convenient fiction included in most nations’ copyright laws says that if a work’s term of protection expired during the previous year, it officially enters the public domain on the following January 1st.
Instead of having to figure out the exact day of an author’s death, and having different works enter the public domain each day, we just save them all up, so that all the works whose term expired in 2014 (i.e., all works whose authors died 70 years earlier, in 1944) entered the public domain on New Year’s Day 2015. At least, they did in most other countries, but not in the U.S. Because of the bizarre arithmetic of our copyright term, published works that entered the public domain elsewhere this year remain locked in copyright in the United States. When we changed our copyright term in 1978 to life plus 50 years—and later, 70 years—we did so only prospectively. Determining Fair use. Determining fair use There is, unfortunately, no simple definition of "fair use.
Text-based article to help figure out how a material can be used according to the sliding fair use scale. Details the four main questions: What is the character of the use? What is the nature of the work to be used? How much of the work will you use? What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for permissions if the use were widespread? – katrinahsmith
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Copyright Act, but how and when it may be applied is left to the discretion of judges and juries. Be aware that no guidelines provided in this article are guaranteed to be accepted by all courts! Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia. Appendix J of the Conference on Fair Use's Final Report dated November 1998 Summarized & Re-edited: April 2010 Dr.
Fritz Dolak University Copyright Center Ball State University In November of 1998, the much-awaited Final Report from the Conference on Fair Use (CONFU) (PDF) was published. In most educational institutions the CONFU process was considered a failure. The various guidelines that CONFU was mandated to accomplish were never achieved except for one: the Multimedia Guidelines. However, four positive results for the educational use of copyrighted materials come from these CONFU Multimedia Guidelines: 1. 2. 3. 4.
It must be noted and emphasized that certain restrictions and portion limitations of copyrighted works apply and must be complied with and are extracted from the Multimedia Guidelines and reproduced below. Fair Use Guidelines for Students - Copyright and Fair Use for Students and Faculty. These Guidelines tell us how much of the copyrighted material we can use without violating copyright laws.
The Guidelines cover text, data, illustrations, photographs, movies, plays, TV shows, videos, music, lyrics and downloading from the Internet. Students and teachers creating educational materials must follow the guidelines and remember to cite the authors of any work they copy. Text and Data You can use up to 10%, but no more than 1000 words, of essays, articles, or stories, of a single copyrighted work.You can use up to 250 words of an entire poem, or a portion of a poem.You may not use more than 3 poems or portions of poems by one poet, or by different poets in the same book.You may use up to 10%, but no more than 2500 fields or cells, from a database or data table.
Illustrations and Photographs Movies, Plays, TV Shows, Videos, Music and Lyrics. Fair Use: Visual Arts.