TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Computer rights From:Smokey Lynne L Bare <slbare -at- JUNO -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 17 Dec 1997 20:02:18 -0500
On Wed, 17 Dec 1997 09:48:10 -0600 "Walker, Arlen P"
<Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM> writes:
>>You might want to talk to your local librarian. Most libraries pay a
>every year to a copyright clearinghouse type of organization (I think
>"Copyright Clearance Center") to cover the photocopying of copyrighted
Did just that today over lunch with the head of business research in the
business school's library of a major BIG 10 college. She agreed with the
fair use practice E-mail response I had written. She made it very clear
to those present during lunch, that there is no charge for the items
listed in my previous E-mail. But, for those who must copy more than one
article, there is a minimal fee paid for businesses who come in, and need
to make copies for various projects. Two different things. I feel the
attorney's responses were accurate in her postings tonight as she
explained (from her court experience) which drove her conclusions in the