Copyright on the Internet

Subject: Copyright on the Internet
From: "Larry Kunz ((919) 254-6395)" <ldkunz -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 13:53:22 EST

A couple of days ago, somebody* wrote:

> It doesn't matter whether you or I care or not. It's up to the
> copyright owner -- and in many (or most) cases that's not the writer.
> And educational "free use" policies are not as lenient as you think.

Was it just a slip of the pen, or perhaps wishful thinking, that
caused you to write "free use" when the correct phrase is "fair
use"? What's fair isn't always free, y'know. :-)

* I say "somebody" because I truly don't know who wrote that post.
The header bore Bill Sullivan's name; the sig was Tracy Boyington's.
The whole gray issue of copyright on the Internet becomes even
grayer when, thanks to the wonders of technology, authorship is
so hard to establish.

Larry Kunz
STC Assistant to the President for Professional Development
ldkunz -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com

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