I'm taking a college course and I need to create a study
I'm taking a college course and I need to create a study guide by using the textbook. There is a Copyright clause that goes as follows: "Except as permitted under the United States Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without prior written permission of the publisher."Would using the textbook's materials to create a digital study guide for personal use be illegal?
I am writing my biography. It will only be distributed to my
I am writing my biography. It will only be distributed to my immediate relatives. It wont be for sale and will most probably self published. Do I need to change the names of businesses (such as AT&T), people, places, etc. just like it is recommended for other "for sale"books?Will I need to write a disclaimer that the book is exclusively for such & such person when I give it to them. Or mention that the book is confidential.
I am in the process of Copyrighting a book I have written. I
I am in the process of Copyrighting a book I have written. I will be adding a two page Forward written by someone else. Can I proceed with the Copyright without including the Forward. 1.) I do not want to have any co-authorship issues 2.) I do not feel the need to protect the Forward using Copyright. Is it ok to proceed in this manner?
Alex: On Sep. 26 I posed to you a question about the
Alex:On Sep. 26 I posed to you a question about the necessity of obtaining permission for publication in England of self-made photos of copyrighted objects in a forthcoming book on contemporary flatware/cutlery. You said no permission was required. Subsequently, and belatedly, my publisher (Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge) has informed me that, due to recent changes in the law, PERMISSION IS REQUIRED. Don't know if this is a UK law or an EU law.Now I have a new question: how do copyrights pass down? Specific example: Michel Ann Royston was a silversmith operating a small studio (Hat Creek Forge) in northern California. Her specialty was production of sterling silver flatware in a copyrighted pattern Hat Creek Forge. She died of cancer in 2008, and her studio is out of business. A divorcee, she is survived by one son, Maxwell ***** ***** (b. 1986) and two siblings. Whether any of the three were involved in the studio business is unknown.Even if he had no interest in the studio, is Jackson automatically the copyright holder of this pattern? Or must, or can, copyrights be specifically bequeathed? Incidentally, efforts to track down Jackson have been unsuccessful.
If I google an image such as 'females screaming' and want to
Hi, if I google an image such as 'females screaming' and want to photoshop a face into an illustration I am working on for a book to be published:Can I do this? (there is no copyright or TM notice on the photo)2. I am using just a portion, does this matter?3. Could I even use the entire photo if I wanted?4. If yes, I understand others may be able to use mine, but that is OK with me.Basically the question is, if you Google something and go to images, are these usable by me? thanksThanks
I'm currently compiling a textbook for a course I'm involved
I'm currently compiling a textbook for a course I'm involved with. In this discipline there are a number of textbooks released under Creative Commons (both CC-By and CC-BY-SA). I plan to use chapters from those books in my book.I plan to release my textbook as a commercial product with a cus***** *****cense. But, will specifically note any content or chapter that is form a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license is still released under that license.My question is, if I am creating a textbook that has a few chapters from me, but is mostly comprised of CC-BY and CC-BY-SA content, can I still offer it only for sale? Do I have to provide any of it for free under these licenses/requests? Is it ok as long as I am noting which chapters are CC and can still be used/modified/edited after the user purchases the textbook?(Important note: None of the content is CC-NC in anyway. It all can be used commercially, I just want to ensure I can charge people for content collections that are mostly CC since they are paying for the collection, formatting, editing and non-CC content).
I am writing a book on contemporary flatware/cutlery (from
I am writing a book on contemporary flatware/cutlery (from c. 1900-2015) to be published by Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, England. It is a survey of how everything associated with flatware/cutlery has changed--who designs it, how it is designed, how it is made, what it is made of, etc. The book will have about 800 photos of flatware/cutlery. All photos are to be made by my photographer. All the material was/is available on the open market for purchase. Some of it may be under copyright. Must I obtain written permission from every producer for publication of photos in the book. Thanks.
I saw the interchange from 4 years ago entitled "My father
I saw the interchange from 4 years ago entitled "My father wrote a book published back in 1958..." We are a home schooling family that is trying to bring out of print books back into print. We are just just starting out. We are trying to republish books that the major publishing houses have determined are no longer worth publishing. I have used the Stanford database to see if the rights have been renewed on several of these works. I have looked for obituariesto see who are the next of kin since most of the authors are deceased. I am more than willing to pay the usual 10% after expenses to the surviving heirs, but there does not seem to be a central way to see who owns the copyright. The publishers seem to be slow to respond when it comes to subrights. Any help you can offer woudl be appreciated. Since we are just starting out as a publishing house, we do not have the resources yet to hire a full time attorney.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Virginia, but we have followers all over the US. The volumes we hope to republish cater to a specific genre/philosophy of homeschooling. We call them "living books". I anticipate a print on demand run of no more than 5000 books in each children's book.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: I have a DBA. I have spoken to an attorney friend but she has no experience in copyright law.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: If I cannot find the heir or author of a book that was published in , say 1958, can I use a disclaimer that says, "If anyone has any information concerning the author or heirs, please contact us..."?JA: What confuses you?Customer: I do not understand the question.