“An act for the encouragement of learning, by vesting the copies of printed books in the authors or purchasers of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.” This law gave book publishers 14 years of legal protection from the copying of their books by others.” Source: https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/anne_1710.asp
for my students and colleagues • We should all be aware of the licenses on those individual YouTube videos. • Let’s look at the video “#FixCopyright: Copy (aka copyright) Tells the Story of His Life” • Located at: https://youtu.be/0fdUDecJ6jc
copyrightable, and for how long? • Referring to “Aquiring Essential Knowledge – An Overview” in section 2.1 of “Copyright Basics”. • Copyright is automatic from when the work is fixed in a medium. • Copyrights last “a long time”, decades after the death of the creator. • In general the law of where the work is used applies.
section 2.3 of “Copyright Basics”. • “The public domain consists of creative works that are not subject to copyright. This is the pool of publicly available material from which new creativity and knowledge may be built.” • When do works enter the Public Domain? • What can I do with Public Domain works?
The Berne Convention first established the concept of “fair” use, by providing the following in Article 9 section 2. This is known as the “three-step” test, and has been adopted in some form in several other treaties. “It shall be a matter for legislation in the countries of the Union to permit the reproduction of such works in certain special cases, provided that such reproduction does not conflict with a normal exploitation of the work and does not unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interests of the author. “ Source: section 2.4 “Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright” from Creative Commons Certificate for Educators and Librarians .
from Unit 2 of the June 2020 Creative Commons Certificate for Educators and Librarians, by Creative Commons, licensed CC BY 4.0, located at https://certificates.creativecommons.org/cccertedu/chapter/2-copyright-law/ • “Copy (aka copyright) Tells the Story of His Life”, by #FixCopyright , licensed by CC BY 3.0, located at https://youtu.be/0fdUDecJ6jc • “#LinuxTips con Ken Bauer - Raspberry Pi”, by Ken Bauer, licensed by CC BY 3.0 located at https://youtu.be/zmxnjnNvCQY • “Are you looking at the opposite end of Creative Commons?” blog post, by Alan Levine, licensed CC BY 4.0, located at https://cogdogblog.com/2017/05/opposite-end-cc/ • “It’s Not Stealing (please stop saying so)” blog post, by Alan Levine, licensed CC BY 4.0, located at https://cogdogblog.com/2015/04/its-not-stealing/