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From: Pearl Wilson< >
Subject: Re: NZ Data on the Internet
Date: 11 Dec 1998 13:12:30 -0800
I just had a quick glance at the Copyright Act, with a view to reproducing
some of it here... (LAWKS!! Would I be breaching something ;-)))
Just to give you SOME idea of how "open" it is.. Herewith the opening
Para of the Section which is devoted to Photocopying.......
"Copies may be made if the copying is "fair dealing" (Section 43)...
And Section 43 states... ...."Fair dealing with a work for the purpose
of research or private study does not infringe copyright in the work..."
That should make some of you stop and think...
And: "The lending (issuing) of works is not normally a breach of Copyright."
And: "Copyright in a literary (etc) work expires 50 years after the
death of the Author......... Copyright in a film or sound recording
expires 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the
work was made."
Copies of this Act are available at any Public Library..
Go check it out!
>I agree with your sentiments totally. I may stand to be corrected here but if
>remember correctly, as long as you display the "true" authors of a document
>you know them, and do not use the reproduction of the document for monetary
>in any manner whatsoever for yourself or others that you are connected with,
>then you are not in breach of copyright.
>This may add further to the discussion and I do apologise for this, but as I
>said I stand to be corrected on this. maybe there might be a legal person who
>could comment on this matter.
>Kelvin Andrews wrote:
>> Stewart, (spelt a different way because you might have copyright on it)
>> No one has mentioned copying a thing(except you). All Helen wanted to do
>> to get a list together for everyday people to be able to obtain a free
>> lookup. If this offends you so be it. But as you seem to want to take a
>> discussion out of context, I suggest you either get in context or get back
>> in your box. This list is about helping people and that you are not doing
>> much of.
>> I support Helen and for that fact anyone that wants to publish anything on
>> the WWW. While e-commerce is a growing area in this world and globalisation
>> is affecting the way we do business, some people and organisations seem
>> on the uptake. The discussion lately is that NZGS seems to be one of those
>> organisations. Perhaps if NZGS made their library and databases available
>> the web for members the membership would explode with people all around the
>> world joining. This does not seem like it will happen in the near future so
>> don't knock someone who is doing something to try and alleviate the problem
>> about lack of available information on NZ.
>> Kelvin Andrews
>> Brisbane, Australia
>> ANDREWS: DOR, HAM (IOW), GLS, NZL
>> CARTLEDGE: TAS, VIC
>> DAVIES: QLD, NSW, GLA
>> FINN: VIC, TIP
>> GLASSON: CON, CA. USA
>> HART: TAS, LEIC.
>> LEE: QLD, IN. USA, RUT
>> RICHARDSON: LIN, VIC
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >[mailto:]On Behalf Of Stuart Sinclair
>> >Sent: Friday, 11 December 1998 15:37
>> >Subject: Re: NZ Data on the Internet
>> >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 Sinclair
>> >>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.
>> >Stuart Sinclair
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