Posted on April 17, 2011.
YouTube’s Broadcasting Ourselves blog announced a few changes in their 14 April 2011 post, YouTube Copyright Education (remixed). They have a new copyright tutorial and help center. And, if YouTube receives a copyright notification for one of your videos, you will have to attend YouTube Copyright School if you want to be able to upload anything to YouTube again.
SLA HQ’s Doug Newcomb explains the change and the objections to it in his Public Policy Connections blog post YouTube Sends Users To Copyright School: Should Content Owners Have to Go, Too?, 15 April 2011. PCMagazine.com also has a brief article on the announcement itself, YouTube Copyright School Now in Session, 14 April 2011.
Posted in Copyright, SLA news
Posted on January 23, 2010.
The U.S. Copyright Office is issuing an interim rule on deposit of electronic works published in the U.S. and available only online. The interim rule, to appear in the 25 January 2010 Federal Register, is available now at the Office of the Federal Register Public Inspection Desk.
The Federal Register item, Mandatory Deposit of Published Electronic Works Available Only Online [PDF], includes a summary of comments received from library, publishing, and other professional associations. It also explains deposit rules for electronic serials, the first type of online-only works that will be subject to demand deposit. The text of the interim rule begins on page 3869, the seventh page of the item.
From the item:
The regulation establishes that online–only works are exempt from mandatory deposit until a demand for deposit of copies or phonorecords of such works is issued by the Copyright Office. It also states that categories of online–only works subject to demand will first be identified in the regulations, and names electronic serials as the first such category for which demands will issue. In addition, the regulation sets forth the process for issuing and responding to a demand for deposit, amends the definition of a “complete copy” of a work for purposes of mandatory deposit of online–only works, and establishes new best edition criteria for electronic serials available only online.
The item goes on to say that “copies of works submitted to the Copyright Office under this interim rule must be accessible to the Office, the Library, and the Library’s users.”
The regulation takes effect on 24 February 2010.
[hat tip to EC]
Posted in Copyright