Copyright Refresher

General Information

  • Work published on or before December 31, 1922 is in the public domain.1
  • Work published between January 1, 1923 and December 31, 1978 is protected for a term of 95 years from the date of publication.1
  • Work published between 1923 and December 31, 1963 may or may not be in the public domain.  You should check Stanford Determinator to determine renewal status.1
  • After 1978, copyright runs for 70 years from the date the author dies, whether the work was published or not.1

 

Blackboard Course

  • You may include in a course persistent links to electronic journal articles found in databases licensed by University of Detroit Mercy Libraries.
  • You may NOT download electronic journal articles into your course from databases leased by University of Detroit Mercy Libraries.

 

  • You may include citations to journal print articles in an online course or syllabus.
  • You may NOT make digital copies of print journal articles to include in an online course or syllabus.

 

  • You may download open source journal articles into a course provided you include the citation to the work.
  • You may download U.S. Federal Government works into course, including, research, facts, and data.

 

Course Packs

  • Downloading of full-text journal articles are normally not allowed under the UDM Libraries database licenses.  To view all license privileges and restrictions go to http://research.udmercy.edu/find/databases/ and click on Show/Hide Database Details for each database.
  • Chapters of books, plays, poetry may NOT be photocopied and placed in course packs without written permission.

 

Reserves

  • UDM full copyright policy for reserve materials is found at:  http://research.udmercy.edu/policies/integrity/
  • One copy of a complete article may be placed on reserve, but may NOT be used from term-to-term.
  • A maximum of one copy of a journal article per fifteen students may be placed on reserve, but may NOT be used from term-to-term.
  • Photocopies of journal articles from licensed full-text databases may NOT be placed on reserved unless stipulated by vendor.
  • University owned books, journals, and media (video, CD, DVD) may be placed on reserve on a term-by-term basis.

 

 

1 http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/copypol2.html — copyright crash course

Create a Banner for Your Blackboard Course Site

In this short video, we use the popular photo sharing site Flickr to find an image we have permission to use, then we edit that image in the free photo editing software PhotoScape and post it on a Blackboard course site. Though this video focuses on creating a banner for a Blackboard course site, the principles can be applied to finding and editing Creative Commons images.

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