Digital Copyright

Andrea Slonosky (slonosky@mindspring.com)
Fri, 24 Sep 1999 07:49:23 -0700 (PDT)

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Hi all,

I've just started working at an academic library which is in the final =
throes of its Web process.We were all set to go live when one of our =
administrators began to wonder about graphics and copyright. In the =
media section of the web site the designers have used several images =
from films. A few are basic stills, but most are images which have been =
digitized and manipulated by our in-house artist. It all looks great, =
and is very snazzy, but is it legal? Will it be more legal when we =
insert credit captions ( i.e.: still from King Kong, Radio Pictures, =
1933)? The background to one whole page is an intricate collage of =
movie stills. I've started my own research into the question, but I'm =
hoping that someone out there might have the quick answer to this. This =
web site has already been delayed by months and years by technical fear =
and bureaucratic inefficiency, and I want to get it up ASAP. Also, what =
would happen if we set up a catalog for the film collection which =
incorporated scanned images from the video packages in the record?=20

Thanks for your help,

Andrea Slonosky
Media Librarian,
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

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Hi all,
 
I've just started working at an = academic library=20 which is in the final throes of its Web process.We were all set to = go live=20 when one of our administrators began  to wonder about graphics and=20 copyright. In the media section of the web site the designers have used = several=20 images from films. A few are basic stills, but most are images = which have=20 been digitized and manipulated by our in-house artist. It all looks = great, and=20 is very snazzy, but is it legal?  Will it be more legal when we = insert=20 credit captions ( i.e.: still from King Kong, Radio Pictures, 1933)? The = background to one whole page is an intricate collage of  movie=20 stills.  I've started my own research into the question, but I'm = hoping=20 that someone out there might have the quick answer to this. This web = site has=20 already been delayed by months and years by technical fear and = bureaucratic=20 inefficiency, and I want to get it up ASAP. Also, what would = happen=20 if we set up a catalog for the film collection which incorporated = scanned=20 images from the video packages in the record?
 
Thanks for your help,
 
Andrea Slonosky
Media Librarian,
Long Island University - Brooklyn=20 Campus
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