41669Re: Question to Authors
- Nov 3, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Lloyd Davis <lloyddavis@s...> wrote:
> > You can PHOTOCOPY up to 10% (or 20%?) or a singlereprint
> > chapter, whichever is more, for your own use. But you cannot
> > and distribute 10% of another's work without having to paymonetary
> > compensation.distribute copyright material may do so, as long as they pay for a
> This may be the case in the United States. Not so in Canada.
> Here, we have a system whereby anyone who wishes to photocopy and
licence from a clearing house called Access Copyright.
>universities pay a blanket fee. Less frequent users are expected to
> Public libraries, government agencies, and colleges and
pay per use for copying a specific work.
I work in a university library in Canada, and we use the CANCOPY
agreement. I guess I'm so used to it I sometimes forget it only
applies to us! Here's a quote from our copyright policy:
"Under Canada's Copyright Act, it is illegal to copy most published
materials without permission. Permission is not required for copying
that is done as "fair dealing" for the purposes of research or
private study. However, it is not clear what is meant by "fair
dealing," and clarification of the law is now being sought by both
rights holders and users of copyright material. For the university
community's interpretation of fair dealing, please consult with
"No copying shall exceed 10% of a published work or the following,
whichever is greater:
An entire chapter which is 20% or less of a book.
An entire single short story, play, poem, essay or article from a
book or periodical issue containing other works.
An entire single item of print music from a book or periodical issue
containing other kinds of works.
An entire entry from an encyclopedia, dictionary, annotated
bibliography or similar reference work.
An entire reproduction of an artistic work from a book or periodical
issue containing other works."
Now, this deals only with COPYING material, not quoting material.
> Trade publishing is a different animal from academic publishing,where it is understood that papers and studies are published as part
of an ongoing conversation, or an exchange of ideas, about a given
subject matter. Until they sign with a trade publisher, or the trade
side of a scholarly press, academics tend not to concern themselves
with the dollar value of their work.
Yes, this is the world I live in. I tend to forget that some people
out there actually expect to make MONEY from their publications! Ha
ha ha! What silliness.
Your comment on sports publications is quite appropriate, especially
regarding the quality of the original sources. Many sports writers
are in the business because they like sports, not because they can
write and research articles well. Unless I was using a source for
official statistics, I wouldn't trust any newspaper article enough to
use it as an original source. Some sports books are a different
story, like Morey's book, which has a certain degree of academic
worth, or perhaps Ken Dryden's books. But a great many are simply
bad, written from a fan's point of view with little or no attempt at
objectivity or serious research value.
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