A service of the J/Creative Media Department, the College of Communication and Information Sciences, at the University of Alabama.

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Related Software:
VLC Media Player

Copyright, Fair Use, & Source Code

The images from television programs and films on Shot Logger are used for critical, teaching, and scholarship purposes. It is our understanding of Section 107 "Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair Use" of U.S. copyright law that these purposes constitute "fair use" of copyrighted material.

We believe that our use of television and film images passes the "Four Factor Fair Use Test" that encapsulates the main provisions of Section 107. Moreover, we believe that the arguments made in favor of fair use in Kristin Thompson's "Fair Usage Publication of Film Stills" and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies' "Best Practices For Fair Use in Teaching" should also apply here.

However, we do not wish to infringe upon any copyrights. If you are a copyright holder and you believe our use of an image infringes upon your copyright, please notify us and we will immediately remove that image from Shot Logger.

Process for Notification of Claimed Infringement

As per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (512(c)(3)(A)(i-vi)):


For purposes of notification, the designated agent is:

Jeremy Butler
Professor
Telecommunication and Film Department
The University of Alabama
Box 870152
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Use of Shot Logger's Data

Shot Logger's data, although copyrighted, are available for download and use according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Data, text, images, or video/sound on ShotLogger.org may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. However, educational and other non-commercial uses are permitted, if proper attribution is given.

Aside from screen shots taken from TV programs and films, all Shot Logger data, text and images are copyright ©2007-2017 by Jeremy G. Butler.

Use of Shot Logger's Source Code

GNU GPL 3 logoShot Logger relies heavily upon an open-source project: the Videolan VLC media player. Shot Logger's own source code is also open-source. Specifically, Shot Logger's software and data are licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 3. None of Shot Logger's programming code may be reproduced for commercial purposes without prior permission. However, educational and other non-commercial uses are permitted without prior permission, if proper attribution is given. Please see the GNU General Public License, Version 3 for details.

Aside from open-source code by other authors that has been incorporated into Shot Logger, Shot Logger's source code is copyright ©2007-2017 by Jeremy G. Butler.

GitHub logo (OctoCat)
Shot Logger's source code—primitive though it may be—is available on GitHub as open-source software.