Tag: copyright

Copyright killed the YouTube star

You would imagine that if you record yourself playing music that is long out of copyright, J S Bach for example, on the piano in your bedroom, and post it to your YouTube channel, that no-one is going to accuse

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , ,

From copyright to clown eggs (and back again)

What could creatives and academics learn about from clown eggs?  Quite a lot, it turns out… Read this engaging blog post from the Scholarly Kitchen about how registering copyright works might make it easier to identify copyright owners, seek permission

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with:

A reminder about copyright

We pay for access to thousands of e-journals, e-books and electronic databases, which you can use for your studies and research. With such a lot of information out there, it can be easy to forget that we all have to

Posted in Uncategorised Tagged with: , ,

Releasing the world’s art into the wild

Here’s something to make your weekend.  Our year of free art continues, with the British Library following the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in releasing millions of images free for anyone to use online under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0)

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , ,

Using British Standards Online

British Standards are an important resource for many of our clients and we have a license to offer standards for download for study purposes.  Unlike journals, where you are allowed to save/print one copy of one article from each issue

Posted in Services Tagged with:

Copying something you found online?

Copyright is an ever changing leviathan lurking beneath the glossy surface of the internet waiting to ensnare the unwary and the incautious.  Facet Publishing has posted a series of blog posts recently looking at tips for lecturers and students, recent changes to copyright

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with:

New York Met releases art images into the public domain

One of New York’s most prestigious art galleries, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has begun to share 375,000 images of its artworks under a Creative Commons CC0 license, effectively waiving all copyright restrictions and making these images available for anyone to copy,

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: ,

Scanning for Moodle? Ask your Library to do it for you!

If you make scanned extracts from books, journals or magazines, or taken text or still images from works published in electronic format available to students, for example through Moodle, then you are required to report the copies you have made. We strongly

Posted in Services Tagged with: , ,

Crosswords over plagiarism

or “How I decided to stop worrying and learned to love citing my sources” Citing your sources and compiling complete and accurate reference lists for assignments often seems like an arbitrary exercise.  Given that all scholarship, journalism and thought involves rediscovering, reinterpreting and representing what has

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , ,

Good morning to all!

A judge has just ruled that the popular song “Happy Birthday!”, originally composed by two sisters, Mildred and Patty King, in 1893 in Kentucky as “Good morning to all” a song intended for the primary school classroom.  Copyright was registered

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: ,