Re: [SouthSuburbanSnB] Stash and pattern exchange
- No, sorry. That's not what fair use is at all. And if you're copying
cd's and giving them to friends, that's piracy. (If you copy
copyrighted items you own for your personal use, there's no
violation. It's the giving-it-to-others part that triggers a
"Fair use" is not precisely defined under the copyright statutes, but
courts have interpreted it to mean excerpts of fewer than 200 words
from book-length works. The usage of those excerpts also factors into
the analysis. Teachers using excerpts in the classroom are given more
leeway than private parties. And if there's any commercial aspect to
the use, no court in the country will deem it a fair use.
Sorry to let my inner lawyer loose on y'all, but I just wanted to
clear up any confusion.
--- M B Gentleman <elefink2@...> wrote:
> Photocopying from books for our purposes falls under fair use and__________________________________________________
> is not a violation of copyright. It is like burning a CD and
> giving it to a friend.
> Emily Franz <emilyfranz@...> wrote: I had the
> same idea...in addition to partial balls/skeins, we can also bring
> in yarn we thought we'd use, but now look and and think, " What was
> I thinking?" I think it would be great to have our yarns out on
> the table and letting everyone pick and choose. As far as patterns
> go, if you're not going to use it, bring the original and swap it
> for one you will use. No copyin' necessary.
> I'm coming filled to the gills with yarns!
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- Theresa is right, you can't give a photocopy of a pattern away. You
can give away (or loan) the original. You purchased the one copy, and
can use that any way you wish. You can't copy it though for other
than your own, personal use.
e.g. you can copy a pattern out of a book to make notes on it, or
carry it around with you. You can't give away the copy though.