Articles Tagged with copyright

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Anyone who reads tweets on Twitter knows the perils of what I’ll loosely call tweet lifting (aka tweet appropriation), i.e. taking without attribution (or linking).

Yes, failing to provide citations for graphs, charts, statistics, fact assertions, etc. is also a Twitter problem, and other twitterers (tweeters?) will call you to account on those – at least smart, if not also bitter and twisted, twitterers will. New twitterers won’t know the rules right away, but will (or should) catch on quickly. Maybe we need a Twitter Bluebook. (hahahaha, no, please!)

For more about tweet appropriation, so to speak, visit Plagiarism Today and enter the word twitter (among others) into the search box. You will find Mr. Bailey’s comments about twitter ethics (and egos) and related subjects. You might want to start here, this excerpt from: “Twitter, Plagiarism and Retweeting,” by Jonathan Bailey, July 17, 2014:

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Sabrina Pacifici’s 12/27/2020 blogpost at “bespacific” links you to the answer to the answer about “why you can’t copy a recipe book.”

Excerpt, from the beSpacific 2016 Plagiarism Today (PT) blog post:

…. The reason isn’t because recipe books are lying to you, it’s because, while recipes can’t be copyright protected, other parts of the books can. So, as we celebrate the holidays in the United States, we’re going to take a look at cookbooks and why, even though recipes can’t be copyrighted, you can’t just photocopy and share a cookbook legally….” [Link to beSpacific post.]

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PUGS (Portland Underground Graduate School) Course:

“Your Art is Your Business”

“How creatives can use business and intellectual property knowledge to make a living and protect their art.”

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Hat tip to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio (via the Google Play app) where I first read / heard about this 2019 documentary.

How a missing Wikipedia entry for Who Let the Dogs Out led to a nine-year hunt for answers,” CBC Radio, Posted: Apr 25, 2019:

‘I found myself really thinking about who actually let the dogs out,’ says director Brent Hodge …” [Link to CBC story.]

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National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Materials

If you don’t think it matters, i.e. free access to current and historical local law, then you aren’t paying attention.

We can also only hope that any copyright law overhaul will be rational; Congress is involved. But there are a few good people in Congress so make your voices heard.

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First: Librarians, please do not make legal decisions, copyright or otherwise, for your employer (or your own business for that matter) if there is possible litigation down the road. Do not be penny wise and pound foolish. Your library employer has, or should have, a lawyer who is paid for making these decisions that will keep you and the institution from getting sued. Keep in mind that it is not just a matter of right or wrong, lawful or unlawful, win or lose. It takes time and money to defend yourself in a lawsuit, frivolous or not. Wouldn’t you rather spend that time and money on services for your library’s patrons?

Now, on to those Copyright Tools for Librarians, from the February 2016 Legal Research Plus blog post, and their link to the ALA Copyright Tools website.

Hat tip to Legal Research Plus for this and many other research tips (and for their Law Library blog).

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LawSites continues to be at the top of my list for Keeping Up With Interesting Legal Tech News. There are so many reasons so many of us link back to it. (There are other sites that will keep you abreast of the latest SCOTUS, Law and …, legal scholarship,and legal research news.)

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“State Legal Information Census: An Analysis of Primary State Legal Information,” by Sarah Glassmeyer, Published on February 21, 2016.

Sarah Glassmeyer, is a Research Fellow with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Excerpt: “.… Findings indicate that there exist at least 14 barriers to accessing legal information. These barriers exist for both the individual user of a resource for personal research as well as an institutional user that would seek to republish or transform the information. Details about the types of barriers and the quantity of their existence can be found under “Barriers to Access.” At the time of the census, no state provided barrier-free access to their legal information….” [Link to full LLRX article.]

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Citing law back to Wheaton v. Peters, 33 U.S. (8 Pet.) 591 (1834), “Fastcase maintains that public law cannot be copyrighted ….” [Quoted from Ambrogi, Feb. 6, 2016, article.]

Wheaton v. Peters (read the case at Justia, via Wikipedia, or search the case name for other caselaw sources, e.g. Google Scholar or Cornell LII)

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