Re: Copyright and the Internet

Subject: Re: Copyright and the Internet
From: Tracy Boyington <trlyboyi -at- GENESIS -dot- ODVTE -dot- STATE -dot- OK -dot- US>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 08:11:11 +0000

> Hi, I'm sending this message again because not sure it made it to you.....

> Is anyone aware of the copyright/permission to use rules for information on
> the Web? What about artwork at various sites? Do you know what the
> legalities
> are behind using artwork via the net? Does the "fair use provision" apply to
> electronics as well as paper?

I would use the same rules you use for print. Downloading artwork is
*easy*, but that doesn't mean it's *legal*, just as having a scanner doesn't
mean it's legal to scan and use everything in print that catches your eye.
Assume everything is copyrighted unless you are specifically told otherwise.
And while "fair use" should apply to text/information, it would be tricky
to determine how much of a graphic you can take. Why take chances?

Tracy Boyington
Technical Communication Specialist
Oklahoma Department of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, Oklahoma

I never express opinions, but if one slips out, it belongs
to me and not ODVTE.

"I think I did pretty well, considering I started out
with nothing but a bunch of blank paper."
-- Steve Martin

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