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Subject: Re: COPYRIGHT on posts
Date: 26 Apr 2001 01:02:17 GMT
>Subject: Re: End of Tomlinson/ COPYRIGHT on posts
>From: "D. Spencer Hines"
>Date: 4/25/01 5:48 PM Mountain Daylight Time
>Perhaps Mr. Finton sees this current "Tomlinson/Dudley/Bagley"
>discussion as simply a "continuation" of the previous "Dudley/Bagley"
No, it was made explicitly clear that he was only allowed to publish those
three things, and only what had been posted UP TO that date.
>If he did make such a contract with Paul C. Reed and Stewart Baldwin not
>to publish what they post to SGM without their explicit permission, it
>appears that said agreement does not extend to OTHER posters to SGM or
>to ANY posts to SHM ---- useful Medieval Genealogical and Historical
>information also appears on that newsgroup.
Part of the discussion on this group were comments by members with legal
experience that stated we should all be covered. In my negotiation with Ken, I
thought rather than pushing him into a psychological corner, I should
explicitly ask for my material and extended it to Steward as well so that there
would at least be precedence for others concerned.
>Is this alleged "contract" in writing and notarised ---- or is it just a
>telephone conversation ---- with no permanent record, just the memories
>of the participants to rely on?
>D. Spencer Hines
It is not signed and notarized. It is an oral contract, and I also had Ken
agree to post publicly that he agreed to my stipulations on this group, which
though not signed were sent by him from his computer at his house.
I did not at that time intend to take legal action, thinking that when push
came to shove, Ken would honor his word. He does publish a magazine that
specializes in this area for which he receives monetary compensation from
subscribers. I am not paid by any of the journals which have published my
articles. That is a matter of scholarship, ethics and pride of workmanship and
I would think that Ken would also take pride in his publication and how he goes
about things. I leave it to him to comment on his policies.
I am friends with a number of the scholars who have allowed him to reprint
articles they wrote elsewhere. I don't think they would take kindly to a man
who swipes intellectual material against a friend and colleague's wishes. That
is not how publishing in respectable journals is done.
Paul C. Reed
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