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From: "Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr." <>
Subject: Re: U.S. Copyright Law (was: several related threads with diffeent titles)
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 08:48:41 -0800
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But what about multiplied "journal" status within
newsgroups with gateways or "mirrored" to
mailing lists, comprehensively using Roots-L,
as well as the multitude of cross postings that
could easily be quoted from in the other entities?
This would then reduce the percentage total
quoted from any one "newsgroup . . .
equivalent to one journal" and thus satisfy fair
usage requirements. One percent review of
"about 122,000 posts in soc.history.medieval "
would allow 1220 references and even 1/2
of that, or one half of one percent, would
allow 610 references for a very detailed article.
There are currently "about 57,800 posts in
soc.genealogy.medieval". Additionally, each
notation could be limited to the essential
elements within a selected post, thus further
cutting down relative percent usage drastically,
as to actual word count per post.
Tom Tinney, Sr.
Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory
"Free Coverage of the Genealogy World in a Nutshell"
Who's Who in America, Millennium Edition [54th] -
Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, [both editions]
Gordon Johnson wrote:
>On 24 Jan 2002 09:53:55 -0700, (Chris & Tom
>Tinney, Sr.) wrote:
>>I wonder about the following, re copyright law:
>>What If someone were to do a scholarly study
>>about Google Groups? There are currently
>>over 700,000,000 messages. What if
>>someone wished to evaluate how many
>>messages were from the genealogy groups?
>>[This would be of great interest in obtaining
>>an ongoing estimate of the relative per cent of
>>Internet users who have an interest in genealogy
>>and family history, worldwide and by country.]
>>Then, what if someone were to find out what
>>the per cent was of those genealogy messages
>>that covered the medieval era as a representative
>>study in scholarly genealogy research? What if
>>that someone were then, under per cent usage,
>>to extensively but selectively quote from those
>>messages in a scholarly journal, for the sake of
>>an example of subjects covered? Would not
>>a research project of this sort be a fair use
>>application that would not require the permission
>>of individual authors to publish?
>>Tom Tinney, Sr.
>** As each newsgroup is the equivalent of one journal, the above
>scheme would not be feasible, as the percentage total quoted would be
>too high to be "fair usage".
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