by Deb Knippel, Ministry Library & Information Consultant
1. True or False: Once a work is printed, recorded or otherwise fixed; it is automatically protected by copyright. No copyright symbol is required.
2. True or False: You can freely share documents found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.
3. True or False: The “Fair Use Checklist” is a tool to help you determine use of a particular work.
4. True or False: You need to assess permission before using material found on the internet, in journal articles, or books.
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You can find the answers to these and other copyright questions on the Copyright LibGuide! This Guide pulls together related content about copyright in one location for your easy reference. This can be found on the Library without Walls home page under Libguides/Research Guides.
For assistance in obtaining copyright permission:
· Complete the “Request for Copyright Permissions and Licenses”
· Your request will be researched and permission determined
· If necessary, a permissions request will be sent to the author or copyright owner
· Submit a request as soon as you have identified a work you want to use. It can often take weeks or even months to obtain permission.
· You will receive notification of permission and any conditions specified.
· An email or submission of an on-line request is usually adequate to obtain permission but we are sometimes required to sign a license or contract. In this case, we would need to have a legal review.
· Your request will be entered in the Completed Copyright Permissions and Licenses database for future reference.
Copyright is not black and white. The rules are not exact but we do need to be aware of how copyright impacts the work we do.
When in doubt, always ask for permission and remember..your Librarians,Michele Matucheski and Deb Knippel are available to help you with copyright questions as well as other reference needs.
*All answers are true