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Subject:Re: Permission on the Web From:"Huber, Mike" <Mike -dot- Huber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 12 Jan 1996 14:08:40 -0500
But what about linking to the information, instead of copying it?
From: scot[SMTP:scot -at- HCI -dot- COM -dot- AU]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 1996 8:09 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list TEC
Subject: Permission on the Web
>Here's an interesting question to pose to you: many of us are somewhat
>of copyright and permission to use rules for hardcopy. But what about
>Web? If I find artwork or material at a site that I would like to use
>material, do I have access to it? Does the "fair use" provision apply
>it legal to just borrow what I find on the Web? Any of you law-savvy
>an opinion or actual experience? And if you do find a site that is has
>copyright sticker on it, what then applies? Am I able to use artwork
>and text or do I have tweak it a bit?
Just because it is on the Web or found on the Internet, doesn't mean its
void of copyright. No explicit notice in needed to make something
according to the Berne Convention (which the USA is a now signatory to),
copyright is something that is inalienably created when the original work
created. The 'fair use' doctrine applies, but not universally (ie you
actually _have_ be be using it for something a court would interpret as
being 'fair use').
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