Avoiding copyright violation by altering pictures or code. No way!

Subject: Avoiding copyright violation by altering pictures or code. No way!
From: "D. Farkas" <farkas -at- u -dot- washington -dot- edu>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 22:12:46 -0800

Diane, you are correct and your instructors are wrong. You do not avoid
copyright violation by altering code, graphics, text, or multimedia content.

In practical terms, if you alter extensively, the the copyright violation
will be more difficult to detect. But if your work is based on existing
content that is protecting by copyright, you are still in violation.

-- Dave Farkas

David K. Farkas, Professor
Dept. of Technical Communication
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
farkas -at- u -dot- washington -dot- edu

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