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Ownership of Employee Created Materials

At a recent WNYLRC webinar, we discussed the ownership of materials generated by library staff.  Who owns the massive amount of original work g

Copyright, Trademarks and Branding, Work-for-Hire, Labor
Copying of College Textbook Chapters

Our question concerns the copying of college textbook chapters for students where the required textbook is either backordered by the bookst

Copyright, Fair Use, Photocopies, Work-for-Hire, Academic Libraries, Digital Access, Textbooks
Sharing Articles

I encountered a situation in which a patron wanted to share an article that I sent to [a not-for-profit organization’s] educational portal.

Copyright, Section 108, Fair Use, Remote Learning
Microfilming A Current Newspaper

Our local newspaper of record used to microfilm itself (using a third party vendor) for their own use in their private archives.

Copyright, Newspapers, Section 108, Microfilm, Photocopies, Preservation
Photocopying Music Scores

We have a request from a patron from another state for scans or photocopies of music scores that we own and that are still under copyright.

Copyright, Fair Use, Photocopies, Music, Section 108, Work-for-Hire
Showing Performance Video to a Sanctioned College Club

The question relates to showing a performance video to a sanctioned college club.

Copyright, Work-for-Hire, Movies, Academic Libraries, Streaming, Section 110
Digitization of Newspapers Prior to 1923

We would like to digitize newspapers that were published prior to 1923.

Public Domain, Copyright, Digitization and Copyright, Newspapers, Trademarks and Branding
Reformatting VHS

We are shifting away from VHS here on this campus (along with everywhere else), and have a question from an instructor about transferring a VHS

Copyright, Digitization and Copyright, Fair Use, Section 108, Movies, VHS