Newsl article re:copyright

Subject: Newsl article re:copyright
From: "Kyle, Charles" <STAMFORD/EISPO1/CKYLE%EIS_International -at- MCIMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 12:02:00 EST

I plan to respect each person's right to determine what happens to the stuff
they write.

However, my personal opinion is that applying copyright laws to something
like
electronic written discussion is as silly as trying to apply it to phone
conversations.

Besides, I believe that most copyright laws tend to deal with comerical
ventures
or profit making activities. If an instructor wants to make 20 photocopies
for a class,
I think copyright hassels are an invasion of a basic right to desiminate
information
freely. However, it would be a different matter if an instructor made 20
unauthorized
copies of a book .

Most of what I write I want to be of use and so once its written, I don't
worry too much
about it. However, if I wrote a novel or a poem, I would be outraged by
someone else
"stealing" it.

I raised this issue in the first place because I think its a gray area that
needs some discussion.
How many of you would care if someone made a few copies or a few hundred
copies
of a manual that your company had paid you to write.

BTW: What is the meaning of WRT in Mary Jean Fitzgibbons post?

Charlie Kyle
ckyle%EIS_International -at- MCIMAIL -dot- COM
EIS Systems
Stamford CT USA

********************************
Mary Jean Fitzgibbons wrote

I would like to point out that copyright issues do exist
WRT posting e-mail to discussion lists or Usenet news groups.

Check out the "Copyright Website" at http://www.benedict.com/
and in particular, look under Source Documents and Resources
for the "10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained" by Brad Templeton.

With the increase in delivering information electronically, I
think that current knowledge of copyright laws can be added to
the hot issue list!

mary jean

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Sharwest, Inc. wrote:
>
> Since we are posting our messages to a public list, along with
our names and email addresses, I don't see how anyone could object.
>
> Rikki Mitman
> Manager, Technical Publications
> SharWest, Incorporated
>
>

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