Re: HTML ethics

Subject: Re: HTML ethics
From: "Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 07:04:00 -0600

> Somewhat dumb thought, but, what do you think about copying
> source info. from someone else's HTML doc? You see something
> nice, so you use it in your document...
> Do you think that is a form of stealing or plagiarism?

I'd look at it the same way as any other form of publishing. Would it have been
plagiarism to put it in a book? If it's a short quote from a page, containing
only a portion of the information from the page, I'd think it would be ethical
to to do it, but you should also give credit for the quote and a pointer to the
page you got it from. (Asking permisssion first would also be a Good Thing.)

Have fun,
Arlen

arlen -dot- p -dot- walker -at- jci -dot- com
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