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RE: [pcgen] Mongoose Publishing: Babylon 5

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  • Michael R. Beaver
    OK all. This thread is DONE. If you want to discuss it further take it over to: ogf-d20-l-bounces@opengamingfoundation.org This is a mailing list for
    Message 1 of 30 , Nov 2, 2004
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      OK all. This thread is DONE. If you want to discuss it further take
      it over to: "ogf-d20-l-bounces@..." This is a
      mailing list for pcgen.....


      Beaver
      PCGen BoD - Chair/PL

      -----Original Message-----
      From: David Finch [mailto:david.finch@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 7:21 AM
      To: pcgen@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [pcgen] Mongoose Publishing: Babylon 5


      Nigel Bennington wrote:
      > You should be aware that "Fair Use" is an American concept that most
      > of the rest of the world does not share, since PCGEN is an
      > internationally distributed product, we need to abide by international

      > copyright law, not American, so "Fair Use" does not come into play.

      http://www.cerebalaw.com/berne.htm
      *The Berne Convention on Literary and Artistic Works* /Artical 10/

      "(1) It shall be permissible to make quotations from a work which has
      already been lawfully made available to the public, provided that their
      making is compatible with /fair practice/, and their extent does not
      exceed that justified by the purpose, including quotations from
      newspaper articles and periodicals in the form of press summaries."

      "Fair Use" (US) = "Fair Practice", the definitions of what is "Fair
      Practice" change from county to county but not the concept itself. This
      concept has been stretch in many places to include for example 'time
      shifted' copies of broadcasted copyright information.

      United States = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use
      The Commonwealth = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_dealing
      ...

      I agree that I was not being specific enough when I used "Fair Use" and
      had assumed that this was the generic term.

      Dave



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