Copyright FAQ

Q:What discretion are faculty given in copying material for research purposes?

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Q:What discretion are faculty given in making multiple copies of material for dissemination to a classroom of students?

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Q:How do fair use standards differ for digitizing material for on-line instruction?

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Q:Does referencing the copyright material you might use free you from a fair use claim?

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Q:What guidelines can be offered for what constitutes fair use in the dissemination through digital means of journal articles, text chapters, or graphs or charts from text material?

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Q:What are the factors which affect the posting of material on the Internet that might factor into success or failure in meeting an accusation of fair use infringement?

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Q:What are the specific factors that case law has shown with regard to copying material from a text in showing where fair use is likely to be supported and where it is not likely to be supported.

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Q:What types of material does not fall under the copyright law and fair use (.e.g., works in public domain, telephone book)?

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Q:What purposes other than classroom use are contemplated in the fair use doctrine as possible defenses against copyright infringement?

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Q:How does amount of material taken versus use of a substantially important portion , even if small in size, differ as to fair use?

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Q:Since amount of material can play a role in fair use, what is the de minims standard of use which would avoid a fair use accusation?

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Q:Does the nature of the copyrighted material (.e.g., biographies, unpublished works) affect fair use?

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Q:How can one transform copyrighted material to avoid a fair use accusation?

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Q:How do we address the concern over an author losing potential income or the potential for a new market for the use of the material so as to avoid a fair use accusation in the University environment?

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Q:How much content from a copyrighted material can I use in each class?

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Q:How long may I use the content? 

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Q:If I was a member of the team that developed the media am I entitled to use as much of the content as I see fit? (Someone may ask this if there were multiple authors, or creators of a piece of work).

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Q:May I copy, print and distribute the material to my students?

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Q:How long a copyright lasts and does one have to renew it?

A:To find out who owns the copyright, go to the government copyright service:
http://www.copyright.gov/
The duration of copyright, for items published after 1978 it is the life of the author plus 70 years. As for renewing, they say that you don’t have to but renewing after 28 years is optional and "has some legal advantages."
Both of these scenarios are described at:
http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-duration.html#duration