ERIC Number: ED381155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Copyright Primer for Educational and Industrial Media Producers. Second Edition.
Sinofsky, Esther R.
This document examines copyright issues that can be encountered during a production of educational materials. The book is divided into two parts: part 1 discusses sections of the current Copyright Act; part 2 focuses on specific production-related issues. Highlights of part 1 include working definitions; background; what can and cannot be copyrighted; copyright ownership and rights; fair use; performance and display exemptions; duration of copyright; notice, deposit, and registration; and infringements and remedies. The selected production issues presented in part 2 are basic procedures; scripts, titles, characters, names, products, and locations; dramatic works; visuals and talent; music; printed materials; and public domain materials. Eleven appendices provide a directory; an inquiry form on out-of-print copyrighted music; a request for permission to arrange form; fair use guidelines for print materials, music, and off-air taping; sample copyright and title searches; an excerpt of R56a--form PA versus SR; and copyright application forms and office circulars. (Contains 367 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Art Products, Copyrights, Disclosure, Drama, Educational Media, Fair Use (Copyrights), Federal Regulation, Legal Responsibility, Music, Printed Materials, Production Techniques, Scripts
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.