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While we're on the subject, what has been everyone's experiences with copyright issues, as they relate to e-reserves? 

We have recently begun incorporating course enhancements for our 4-credit hybrid classes. Many of the additional readings have been portions of books that we own, placed on e-reserve in the library as PDFs.

However, there now seems to be a crackdown looming on the horizon as it relates to fair usage, which may force many of us to rewrite our classes, syllabi and research projects.  

Has everyone else faced this problem? What has been your solution to the fear of copyright cops?


Darrell M. Newton, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
The Department of Communication Arts
Salisbury University
260 Fulton Hall
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5060 Office
(410) 543-6229 Department
http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~dmnewton/
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert Johnson [[log in to unmask]]
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Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] Copyright clearance refusal and fair use

The best authority on "fair use" I can think of is Michael Donaldson  He's based on Los Angeles
but you can connect with him thru the Center for Social Media at American University in
Washington, DC.  (BTW--they also have a wealth of information on the subject!)


rj


Robert Johnson, Jr.
Professor & Chair
Communication Arts Department
Framingham State University
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Chopra-Gant [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:13 PM
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] Copyright clearance refusal and fair use

A quick question, especially for those in the USA. I'm in the closing stages of writing a book on The Waltons and am writing about fans, and specifically fan literature. I was hoping to quote some poetry posted on a forum by a fan. She has claimed copyright on the works and my request for her permission to quote short passages in my book has been declined. Where do I stand insofar as fair use is concerned now that permission has been refused: does fair use override such a refusal so far as very short passages are concerned or does the refusal establish an absolute prohibition on quoting?

I'd really like to put some of this material in the book but I suspect the author of these poems is precisely the kind of person to get litigious, and getting sued in the States is not a risk I can afford to take.

Regards,

Mike Chopra-Gant

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