Poetry and copyright
I’m the main contributor to our library’s tumblr* and I’ve been trying to do more to highlight items in our collections, both circulating and special.
Because April is National Poetry Month, I’ve pulled several books that have examples of concrete poetry (sometimes referred to as shape poems or pattern poems). I chose these because to me tumblr is a very, very visual medium and these would be of the most visual interest.
Now, here’s my question - a poem is a complete work, no? So does that mean I can’t show a scan of an entire poem? Or is it “educational purpose” because I’m using it to discuss this form of poetry and highlight works in our collection that feature it? Or is there some other part of copyright rules that will allow me to show a whole poem? Or do I have to only use things that are now out of copyright? Publisher permission?
WWOTD? What Would Other Tumblarians Do?
*If you click over to the library tumblr right now, you’ll find lots of cute dogs in the archives as part of promoting our upcoming “Paws & Relax” event that brings in therapy dogs on the first day of finals. I’m shamelessly pandering with puppies and calling it PR. <grin>
Diana Rigg in The Avengers (1966) (by Greenman 2008)
POST BELOW DISCUSSES MATTERS FIRST SHOWN IN GAME OF THRONES, SEASON 4, EPISODE 2, which aired April 13.
OF course this woman ends up killing Joffrey. Emma Peel don’t take no bullshit.
Source: Flickr / greenman2008
I actually just looked this up and found out some interesting things.
Young MacGuffin speaks in a North East Doric dialect which obviously is hard to understand. Originally he was going to just speak gibberish but his voice actor, Kevin McKidd, suggested he try a few lines in Doric and Pixar loved it and kept it. Found a couple translations too, but only one of them applies to this gif set and that’s the third one after Merida gave her speech about letting them choose who they marry:
“It’s just not fair making us fight for the hand of a girl who doesn’t want anything to do with it. You know?”
OH MY GOD
this changes everything
ALL of the things.