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From: PRSmith <>
Subject: RE: [FreeHelp] question about newspaper articles vs. copyright
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2005 10:16:30 -0600
Whatever, Pat. As I said, we take this copyright thing much too far. Do
you know of anyone who has EVER been sued for using an obit from a
newspaper? No financial loss - no foul.
Take Care -- Paul
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On Saturday, January 01, 2005 9:48 AM, Pat Asher [SMTP:]
> At 10:30 AM 1/1/2005, you wrote:
> >We take this copyright thing much too far. You are not harming the
> >newspaper financially (which is what they have to prove to get damages)
> >scanning an old obit - you are giving them free advertising. Newspapers
> >don't care but, if it bothers you, ask for permission.
> 1) She didn't say they were "old".
> 2) Using copyrighted material without permission is not "free
> advertising". It is theft of intellectual property.
> 3) Some newspapers do care. Ask anyone who has been REFUSED permission.
> 4) RootsWeb honors valid copyright claims and will close the account of a
> user who ignores the copyrights of others.
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