[Claim] FW: Copyright statement for publications from the regional organisation
Sin Joan Yee
yee_s at usp.ac.fj
Thu Sep 29 00:41:43 EDT 2011
Hi CLAIM members,
Following our meeting last year, Kathy had drafted a copyright statement as
requested by the meeting. Here it is fyi.
From: Kathy Moore [mailto:moore_k at usp.ac.fj]
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:10 AM
To: 'Sin Joan Yee'
Subject: RE: Copyright statement for publications from the regional
Most copyright laws make some provision for the copying and use of copyright
material for the service of the state. Division 4 of the Fiji Copyright Act
makes provision for use of copyright material for Public Administration.
Copyright is not infringed by anything done for the purposes of
parliamentary/ judicial proceedings or reporting such proceedings (S54) and
proceedings of a commission of inquiry, ministerial inquiry or statutory
inquiry and reporting of any such proceedings (S55). Works can be copied
and issued to the public in the course of public business or for the service
of the State (depending on whether or not the work has been previously
published and made available). However, these provisions will not
necessarily extend to the copying anticipated by the CLAIM group.
Therefore, I suggest that they include the following copyright notice on the
front page (and possibly in the footers) of their works. It could be
preceded by the normal Copyright symbol, Name and Year if considered
appropriate (C CLAIMS, 2010).
"This work may be freely copied and distributed to others, whether by
reprographic or electronic means, for informational and non-commercial
purposes. It may be used to create derivative works as long as it is duly
Copyright and IP Officer
University of the South Pacific - Library
Private Mail Bag, Laucala Campus
Direct dial: (679) 3232423
Mobile: (679) 9051966
From: Sin Joan Yee [mailto:yee_s at usp.ac.fj]
Sent: 09 August, 2010 3:53 PM
To: 'Kathy Moore'
Subject: Copyright statement for publications from the regional organisation
One of the actions agreed to by the regional library group CLAIM that met
last week was to inform their publishing sections to include a statement on
the copyright status of their publications (i.e. that copying is allowed for
non-commercial purposes). They asked if you could kindly draft a statement
that they could recommend to their publishing sections.
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