Re: Permission on the Web

Subject: Re: Permission on the Web
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 05:24:58 -0800

>If I find artwork or material at a site that I would like to use in my
>own material, do I have access to it? Does the "fair use" provision
>apply here?

It's protected by copyright. The fair use doctrine applies to all copyright

>Is it legal to just borrow what I find on the Web?

If you mean republish without permission, the answer is no.

>And if you do find a site that is has the copyright sticker on it,
>what then applies?

The same law. Original work is fully protected with or without the "sticker"
but it's harder to collect damages.

You can always put a link at your site pointing to the material you like.
Doing this without permission, however, invites responses from mild
annoyance to outright retalliation. ...RM

Richard Mateosian President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro

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