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1 SPEED COPYRIGHT (The Copyright Quickie) Rosemary Chase Copyright Officer George Mason University

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1 1 SPEED COPYRIGHT (The Copyright Quickie) Rosemary Chase Copyright Officer George Mason University

2 2 Presume EVERYTHING IS OWNED [copyrighted, patented, trademarked] by someone.

3 3 Only the owner can copy distribute perform display or make a derivative work.

4 4 “FAIR USE” LETS YOU USE OTHERS’ WORKS…

5 5 …BUT NOT VERY MUCH, AND NOT FOR VERY LONG.

6 6 Sometimes you need to ask permission …ahead of time.

7 7 Sometimes, it’s free. SOMETIMES YOU MUST PAY A ROYALTY FEE.

8 8 NO HIGHER AUTHORITY CAN DIRECT YOU TO BREAK THE LAW.

9 9 IF YOU BREAK THE LAW, YOU ARE LIABLE, NOT THE UNIVERSITY…

10 10 AND THAT’S BECAUSE… THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION ON COPYRIGHT LAW & FAIR USE…

11 11 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DMCA… THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1998

12 12 …IN A NUTSHELL Educational purpose is NOT always FAIR USE. Out-of-print does NOT mean out-of-copyright. WWW is NOT public domain. Go to the IRC workshop page to sign up for the real copyright workshop...

13 13 MEANWHILE …What CAN I do…What are my OPTIONS for using copyrighted materials for classroom teaching? Compile a course anthology –Submit bibliography and readings to CAO. –Permissions obtained there and royalties paid for by the students through the Bookstore. Select 9 separate readings (“fair use”) –For sale at the bookstore or –To hand out in class (on dept. account) OR…

14 14 MORE OPTIONS … LIBRARY COURSE RESERVES Traditional Print Reserves –Books, periodicals, articles, class notes Submit personal items with bibliography Submit requests for Library owned items Submit permission form for each student paper included. Complete Course Reserves Copyright Form and retain a copy for your records.

15 15 More Options… Library Electronic Reserves Electronic Reserves (ERS) –Journal articles, class notes –Book chapters (first use only) Submit personal items with bibliography Submit bibliography even if Library owned/linked Submit a permission form for each student paper – for print reserves AND ERS. Complete Course Reserves Copyright form and keep a copy for your records.

16 16 What’s the catch? Some items may not be scanned… …without permission from rights holders. This is why we discourage the use of book chapters on ERS – publishers deny our requests for a second semester (we didn’t ask permission the first semester…) This is why we encourage all course web sites to connect to the Library for their online readings…

17 17 …so the Library takes the responsibility! …for obtaining permission. …for adding full citations to each reading. …for removing readings at semester’s end. When YOU take the responsibility, you are liable. This is the best reason for linking to ERS from your course web site.

18 18 Other things you should know… Password protection does NOT guarantee a finding of “fair use” Password protection is the minimum required by publishers Photocopies of Library database article printouts for classroom distribution are NOT covered by the licenses.

19 19 Using Copyrighted Materials in Classroom Teaching – What’s NOT allowed… Giving the coursepack to one student and letting her make the copies and collect $$. Taking your coursepack to Kinko’s and letting them give it to students to make their own copies. Making copies on the dept. acct. - one for each student, and then collecting $$ to reimburse the dept acct.

20 20 In conclusion… No intent to infringe is required to be found liable… No copyright notice is required online or in hardcopy to protect an author. WWW is not public domain. Educational purpose is not always fair use. Next workshop: Monday 3/25 2:00-4pm –JLC Instruction Room 228

21 21 University Libraries Copyright Assistance Office Phone: , and X33158 X32427 and X34464 FAX: JLC room 117: 8:00 – 4:30 Rosemary Chase – Copyright Officer –JLC room 120: 8:00 – 4:30 –X32544 (Call to make sure I’m in.)


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