Re: Humor (English Essay)

Subject: Re: Humor (English Essay)
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 11:32:08 -0700

At 01:11 PM 4/14/97 -0500, Mike Wing wrote:
>2) You may have something on the copyright. However, if Melanie is to
>be called out on the carpet for this, then anyone who quotes a
>copyrighted article, textbook, manual, or whatever is also in violation.
> How many people in this forum who have quoted copyrighted material to
>support their discussions have obtained permission from the copyright
>holder to do so?
>
>3) By the way, Webster's dictionary is copyrighted material. It states
>that no part of that book may be reproduced or stored . . . even by
>electronic means. That implies that anyone who quotes from Webster's to
>clarify word usage, punctuation, definitions, and so forth without
>getting permission is also in violation of copyright.
>
I'm not a lawyer (nor do I play one on TV), but these instances are probably
covered by "fair use."

--Wayne Douglass

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