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Electronic Shakespeares; Copyright on SHAKSPER
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 17. Tuesday, 7 Aug 1990.
 
 
(1)   Date:         Fri, 03 Aug 90 12:34:29 CDT              (29 lines)
      From:         "Michael S. Hart" <HART@UIUCVMD>
      Subject:      [Electronic Shakespeares; Copyright on SHAKSPER]
 
(2)   Date:         Tue, 07 Aug 90 21:45:52 EDT              (56 lines)
      From:         Ken Steele <
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      Subject:      Copyright on SHAKSPER
 
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Date:         Fri, 03 Aug 90 12:34:29 CDT
From:         "Michael S. Hart" <HART@UIUCVMD>
Subject:      [Electronic Shakespeares; Copyright on SHAKSPER]
 
These are points which I am sure will be raised in the course of discussion
which I would like to see reponses to, so I can gain a feel for directional
propensities for the Shakespeare Electronic Conference.
 
1.  I have heard of at least half a dozen electronic editions of the Bard,
    but don't have all the information on most of them.  As director of an
    electronic discussion group named GUTNBERG@UIUCVMD.BITNET information,
    access, and direct links to SHAKESPEARE ON DISK and the RIVERSIDE text
    (commentaries not yet included).  I would like to inquire about others
    I have heard about:  one from Oregon (a Conan Doyle collection is from
    Oregon also, I hear), a Globe edition, a Kittredge, edition, etc.  The
    responses will all be saved, and if desired placed into a digest.
 
2.  Other discussion groups have gone to the trouble of copyrighting their
    collected notes (but apparently not the individual notes themselves) -
    what will be the case here?  I have noted the requests for materials a
    few notes back not to be quoted, and also noted they were not prepared
    with the (c) symbol.
 
 
Thank you for your interest,
 
Michael S. Hart, Director, Project Gutenberg
National Clearinghouse for Machine Readable Texts
 
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Date:         Tue, 07 Aug 90 21:45:52 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <
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Subject:      Copyright on SHAKSPER
 
 
In response to Michael Hart's inquiry, I am here reprinting the relevant
section of the SHAKSPER GUIDE, which every member should have received.
Alterations or improvements in this policy will be considered if they
are addressed to the editor.
 
 
 c. Quotation, Borrowing, and Use of the Membership List
 
        Material that appears on SHAKSPER may freely be quoted
elsewhere (for non-commercial purposes) so long as the
author, the conference (SHAKSPER), and the volume/date of
first appearance are clearly stated.  (The 3rd Edition of the
MLA Handbook offers suggestions for sources such as 4.8.1,
"Computer Software," and 4.8.2, "Material from a Computer
Service," but neither is quite appropriate here.)  All
contributors to SHAKSPER implicitly agree to such borrowing
unless a note to the contrary is appended to each
contribution.  Members are themselves responsible for the
accuracy of the material they cite and for conformity to the
conventions of the sources they use.
 
        The same is NOT true for academic papers, abstracts, or
theses posted on the SHAKSPER fileserver (section "d" below):
all copyright in these documents is retained by the
author(s), unless permission to duplicate freely is
explicitly appended to the item (for example, the author of
announcements, calls for papers, etc., may wish the widest
possible distribution).  Members of SHAKSPER agree to seek
permission directly from the author prior to lengthy
quotation or duplication when such permission is not
explicit.  Quotations for scholarly (non-commercial)
purposes can be made as from an unpublished manuscript or
conference paper.  (All documents submitted for the
fileserver should include an explicit copyright notice and a
clear outline of the author's stance on duplication.)
 
        The editor agrees not to circulate SHAKSPER's membership
list beyond the membership itself (the "REVIEW SHAKSPER"
command has been set as Private) and asks that other members
likewise refrain from publishing it.  Any such publication of
the list or other use of it without the consent of the editor
will be regarded as an abuse.  Information contained in the
biographical files should likewise not be circulated outside
SHAKSPER without the subject's explicit permission.
 
                                  Ken Steele
                                  Editor, SHAKSPER
                                  University of Toronto
 
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