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From: "Helen Castle" <>
Subject: Re: NZ Data on the Internet
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 09:12:05 +1100
Is the moral that volunteers must never be seen to benefit from the work
that they do, and they are not allowed to have any say in what they want
done with the work.
Surely a simple site with logon for members is not beyond the realms of
I have used many such site and find some good, some bad.
Then your members, who would then be from all over the world - not just NZ
would be able to access the info.
I did not buy into this before but the one eyed, narrow mindedness of this
argument has caused me to stand up and say my bit.
I am sure that you would have enough skills available to you from the
volunteers to design a site - volunteers have a right too.
Shellharbour, NSW, Australia
have a look at my rellie's at:
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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