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Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

Download PDF (See footnote 1) Never Published, Never Registered Works2 Works Registered or First Published in the U.S. Works First Published Outside the U.S. by Foreign Nationals or U.S. Citizens Living Abroad9 Sound recordings (Note: The following information applies only to the sound recording itself, and not to any copyrights in underlying compositions or texts.) Architectural Works16 (Note: Architectural plans and drawings may also be protected as textual/graphics works) Editorial Note: 1 January 2019 marks two important changes to the copyright duration chart. Notes © 2004-2019 Peter B.

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Navigating open pedagogy, part 2 – You're the Teacher Trying to pull together stray threads. Threads image licensed CC0 on This is the last (for now) in a series of posts over the last couple of days on open pedagogy. Three Lessons to Learn from the $9.2M Copyright Ruling Against Houston ISD Thanks to an email from Jay Schwermer over the weekend I learned about a federal court's ruling against Houston ISD for violating the copyright of a small company called DynaStudy that sells study guides. You can read a good summary of the ruling including the $9.2 million in damages awarded to DynaStudy in this Houston Chronicle article. World IP Review also has a short overview of the case.

Are You Your School’s Copyright Guru? Explore Copyright Issues in the November/December Issue Twenty-plus years ago, when I first began teaching, writing, and speaking on copyright in K-12 education and school, public, and higher education libraries and technology centers, there would often be a student or presentation participant with a comment such as, “In education we can do what we want; after-all, we are teaching and that is fair use,” or “I’ll never get caught; how is anyone going to know if I violate copyright law anyway – no one is peeking over my shoulder!” Well, that may – or may not – be the case. Copyright can be a dense and ever-changing subject; each question and every format is best considered on its own, and bottom line, there are very few black and white answers.

Fostering Openness in Education: Considerations for Sustainable Policy-Making Javiera Atenas Latin American Initiative for Open Data, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain) YouTube cracks down on stream-ripping sites that pirate music YouTube has caught the attention of a high-level congressional office interested in its copyright-protection practices, an inquiry that comes as the massive video site cracks down on stream ripping, a type of music piracy. Stream ripping swipes audio tracks off YouTube videos and spits them out as MP3 downloads. The office of the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep.

Copyright Information / Copyright and Streaming Services There has recently been great debate about the use of streaming services (Amazon Prime, Netflix HBO go, Hulu Etc) in the classroom. Yes, you can use most movies in the classroom when you are using them as part of an instructional lesson or program. However the license/contract on your personal streaming service in most cases does not allow for this type of use. Post-Galway: on Not Making Open Great again Galway was a breath of fresh air. The pace and intensity of the GO-GN seminars and #OER19 was no holiday, but it was invigorating nonetheless. Walks under blue skies, comfy hotel, no domestic duties for a week, for me a change really is as good as a holiday. And most energising of all, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Like Patricia of Maam. While I feel uncomfortable talking about how “open” I am, I feel right at home talking to Patricia (and GO-GN travel buddies) about the continuation of Irish language and local crafts practice as important continuation and representation of culture.

Digital History A Brief History of Copyright he idea of a balance between the rights of the creators of intellectual property and the social and cultural claims of sharing and community finds support in the early history of American copyright law. Noah Webster, who was trying to protect the revenues flowing from his best-selling American Spelling Book, successfully lobbied the Connecticut State Legislature to pass the new nation’s first copyright law in 1783. It gave authors control over the printing and publishing of their work for fourteen years with the option of a fourteen-year renewal—the same time period embodied in the Statute of Anne, the 1710 British law that set many of the terms for subsequent Anglo-American copyright legislation. Live Streaming Your Show: A 3 Step Copyright Guide Live stream your music with copyright compliance Good news: the biggest social media platforms make it easier to live stream. Follow this step-by-step process to bring your music to the world -- and stay copyright compliant. With the quarantine of 2020, live streaming has skyrocketed in the singing community. Virtual choirs, shared a cappella collaborations, webinars, and live concerts on various platforms are a regular part of our daily lives. Like every use of intellectual property, the music you perform in a live stream performance is subject to copyright protection that ensures the creators receive credit and compensation for their work.

Frankenstein and Copyright: 5 Things You Should Know The first edition of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, was published in 1818, two hundred years ago. Originally offered to the public as an anonymous work, Frankenstein was both the apogee of the gothic horror novel and the birth of the science fiction genre. The public did not learn until years later that this masterpiece had been penned by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Shelley had written the work on a rainy day in 1816, when she was only nineteen. Incredibly, twenty-year-old John Polidori was simultaneously inventing the vampire genre just down the hall in the same Geneva villa. The actual publication date of the first edition was January 1, 1818, but the Halloween season is as good a time as any to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein and its relationship to copyright law.