Quote:> gberigan of cse.unl.edu wrote, in reply to a posting I made:
>> > Wrong! You can copy or quote portions of a work under "fair use."
>> >Under no circumstances is copying an entire article, even if only one of
>> >200 in a magazine, "fair use."
Wrong! You can copy the entire magazine if you wish as long as the copy is
for YOURSELF, for research purposes, etc. You may NOT copy an entire work if
the work is still in publication, (available from the publisher) but you may
stil copy portions of it under "fair use" (including an entire article from
a currently in print magazine). Fair use essentially means "not to be used
for commercial purposes or monetary gain".
>> Hmm, my local library (which, since I've moved, is no-longer local)
>> allowed me to photocopy articles. Indeed, my high school library even
>> ran off a copy of an article off of microfiche. Students aren't allowed
>> to use the copiers. The LIBRARIAN made the copy.
>I never said that librarians were saints!
Most students haven't a clue how to operate a copier and tend to waste toner
and electricity trying to get a "perfect" copy when one is rarely possible from
from microfiche. The librarian did the right thing. There was no violation of
copyright involved. Librarians are EXEMPT from most copyright rules (as well
as disclosure laws - they may NOT reveal your book checkout habits, for example,even if subpeonaed)
>> Now quoting the article in another work, I agree that it is not
>> permitted to quote the entire article. But to get ahold of the article
>> to quote parts of it, you need a copy of the whole thing. Otherwise,
>> you end up quoting without knowing the context of the quote.
> That's why you take notes!
He's perfectly within his rights to have a copy of the article on file if
he wishes. At the very LEAST he should have EXACT citation of the article
available should it be necessary to prove where he got the quote. If you
already have a copy of the article, then you don't have to rely on the library
not tossing it out if you need to refer to it again.
And, no, you may NOT quote an entire article.
And you may not quote any part of an article for commercial or monetary gain
(such as in an ad) without getting the permission of the author or magazine.
(Some magazines hold all copyrights, others allow the authors to retain their
Also, just because a company is "dead", does not mean the copyright has expired.Copyrights are valid for up to the life of the individual or corporation PLUS
an additional 75 YEARS! Heirs get to sue for copyright violations AND heirs
may renew the copyrights when they come up for expiration.
Quote:> Seriously, a library should register with the copyright center. Many
>do. Obviously many others don't.
ALL libraries are recognised by the "copyright center". What you don't see
happening behind the scenes is the record-keeping of just which librarian
made a copy of what. There are some rules that if a librarian makes MULTIPLE
copies of a single work, (or a workbook) then that must be noted and sent in
to the proper authorities. Libraries DO pay royalties when necessary.
Quote:> But there's another point in all of this: Practically everyone violates
>copyrights from time to time. It's a hot issue indeed.
Some violate it knowingly, others unknowingly. As long as copymachines are
legal, violations will occur.
If you have questions regarding copyright, ask the HEAD Librarian. They are
more up on copyright than you know. They HAVE TO BE!
This is what I learned in library school and on the job.