Meeting with April Hathcock, April 14th, 2015

On April 14th, our group was joined by NYU’s Scholarly Communications Librarian, April Hathcock. Here are a few main points from her presentation and the subsequent discussion.

  • If you are republishing a material and providing more context or commentary on it, then there is a good argument that what you are doing would constitute fair-use. If in doubt about this, talk to April.
  • If you are simply reproducing a material with no additional information, then you will most likely need to secure permissions, unless that material is in public domain.
  • International copyright law is murky; to be safe, our policy is to always follow US copyright procedures. US intellectual property laws are among the strictest, and any legal action taken would probably fall under the domain of US laws.

Please comment if you have any additional notes to add!


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