5837Re: [MedievalSawdust] Copyright Question
- Mar 2, 2006
>The author has rights, which he or she can sell, waive or keep. IfIf commercial use or interest was the only factor, the RIAA/MPAA wouldn't
>the article appears in a magazine, there is obviously (hopefully) a
>legal agreement between the two parties giving the right to make
>copies to the magazine. Perhaps even assigning the entire copyright
>to the magazine. Or something in between.
>But, for purposes of fair use, it does not matter at all who holds
>the copyright - only what your use of it is for, and what your use
>does to their commercial rights.
>In this case, there is ZERO commercial use or interest.
sueing nearly as many people as they are right now.
I think you are trying to use the educational/research clause to justify
posting. I have two thoughts:
1. This forum is not an educational institution
2. What "research" goal is obtained by distributing it out to everyone on
1. Single person going to a library, getting a copy of the article through ILL
(covers educational institution as it's a library, covers a single person
2. Publishing an entire article to an entire email list.
>3. No one in their right mind would litigate this, even as aVery true that someone won't get sued over this. The magazine wouldn't
> copyright holder - it is not clear one would win, not clear
> there are damages to be won, or that anyone would pay them.
want the bad press. However.. the MPAA/RIAA *has* won cases like this,
so there must be someone willing to litigate.
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