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From: Eldon & Terri Jensen <>
Subject: Re: Copyrighted articles on list!!!
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 15:01:03 -0600
Thanks Carol for pointing that out. That's a bit different than being told
not to use copywrited material on our lists. I didn't recall seeing any
directive from our sys. admins on 'not posting copywrited materials to
lists'. Fair use still applies and our efforts cannot nor will not ever
succeed if we cannot use "parts" of research that has already been done.
Again, only what is considered fair use, and certainly not posting the
I think this is what most of us have been doing on our lists for a long time.
>>Carol: If we have been told not to allow "fair use" quotes from copyright
>>material to be credited to source and posted to our mailing lists --- I
>>missed it. I remember this being discussed, but I do not remember anything
>>about not allowing "fair use" quotes on e-mail.
>>Our mailing list is a research group, sharing what we find, but giving
>>credit to the source. I agree with Sgt. George.
>>Perhaps the differing opinion stems from the perception of what is "fair
>>use" and/or "reasonable".
>>As to the original listowner's post, she is the listowner and if she doesn't
>>want "fair use" quotes posted to her list, I support her right to make that
>Sue - to quote Tim from the last paragraph of his post to this list on 6/26
>- "The relevance of all this to the original question is: you can't
>copyright a fact, so if you wanted to copy some birth and death dates out
>of a book and post them to a list, it would be quite legal. Copying large
>portions of text from the book to repost would almost certainly be
>actionable, and is something that RootsWeb would probably try to prevent
>(in the interest of not being sued, you see)."
>Carol C-H <> - RootsWeb sponsor and listowner -
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