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From: "simon peters" <>
Subject: Re: NZ Data on the Internet
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 19:37:28 +1300
As an impartial observer i am curious if there has been a ruling on
microfiche as far as copyright or intellectual property is concerned?
Normally the reproduction of items of fact are ok as far as copyright is
concerned except for exact reproductions of a published work. Does a
microfiche count as a published work?
Stuart Sinclair wrote in message <>...
>On 10 Dec 1998 21:04:51 -0800, (Helen Cormack)
>>>I accept what you say but what is on Microfilm is copyright and you
>>>cna copy relevant info for your research but if you copy a whole index
>>>and then publish it without permission then thatr is where you fall
>>>foul of the Law of Intellectual Property. The Courts have held that if
>>>you copy say a book and then publish it under your name then you can
>>>be liable in Civil Damages. You must respect legally the work other
>>>people put in together with the copyright law otherwise people will
>>>NOTmake their indexes available.
>>Stuart you have done it again.
>>Min did not mention plagiarising or copying books
>>or fiche. Being 'available' on the net does not
>>neccesarily mean copying.
>>How about looking for a few advantages instead
>>of pulling things down
>I am sorry Helen. You still have not grasped what I am trying to
>say.If the Index or whatever is not yours, you have absolutely no
>right to put it there more particularly if it is copyright. I suggest
>you may like to get a lawyer to explain it to you.There are also moral
>issues here as well.
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