1999

Re: Hamlet Web Site (Legal Question)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2290  Thursday, 23 December 1999.

From:           Gabriel Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 22 Dec 1999 18:59:42 -0000
Subject: 10.2272 Re: Hamlet Web Site
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2272 Re: Hamlet Web Site

Joanne Gates writes

>Any Shakespearean may offer a link to my
>page, but please do not repost as your own.  Mine's at
>http://www.jsu.edu/depart/english/robins/docshort/onseeham.htm

As this bears upon a copyright problem I'm dealing with, would you mind
Joanne saying whether you have sought an expert legal opinion on the
distinction between offering a link to your page and reposting your
page? A link can be written so that the user doesn't realize that the
material is being dynamically downloaded from your page and indeed the
text can be sucked in and then surrounded by decorative material
belonging to the person making the link. Would this be a 'link' or a
'repost', in your view?

The website of the anti-McDonalds organization called McSpotlight used
this technique in a startling two-frame site which represented in the
left-hand pane the 'official' line beamed in directly (and dynamically
as one read) from the McDonalds website and in the right-hand pane the
'truth' underlying the fiction against which it was juxtaposed. The
highly litigious McDonalds corporation did not, I believe, attempt to
prevent this repackaging of its material.

Of course I'm not suggesting that you're wrong to seek protection of
your material, I'm merely curious about the legal position.

Gabriel Egan

Re: Honorific...

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2289  Thursday, 23 December 1999.

From:           Arthur D L Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 23 Dec 1999 11:40:47 +0800
Subject: 10.2264 Re: Honorific...
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2264 Re: Honorific...

Roosevelt wrote Shakespeare?  Of course, but WHICH Roosevelt?

Arthur Lindley

Titus Preview

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2287  Thursday, 23 December 1999.

From:           Tanya Gough <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 22 Dec 1999 14:10:44 -0500
Subject:        Titus Preview

An extended preview/trailer from the Julia Taymor Titus can be found at
www.cinemayhem.com .   Just scroll down the main page and click on the
related link.  Enjoy.

Tanya

Query

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2288  Thursday, 23 December 1999.

From:           Cary M. Mazer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 22 Dec 1999 22:08:30 -0500
Subject:        Query

Friends,

David Fox, a colleague of mine at Penn, who administers the "Freshman
Reading Project," where all incoming students read a single text the
summer before they arrive on campus, has a question about whether
American high school students routinely read Hamlet.  He writes:

  I'm wondering if HAMLET is taught with any regularity in high schools.
  This is an absurdly broad question, I realize, but even the most
general Answer might help.

  I know that 25 years ago when I was in high school (in California,
as   a matter of fact), the Shakespeare plays most commonly found in the
  curriculum were JULIUS CAESAR and ROMEO.  I may also have
  read MACBETH and perhaps MIDSUMMER -- but I'm pretty certain
  that HAMLET wasn't introduced until my first college Shakespeare
  course.  Would something similar be true today?

Since David is not a member of the list, you can respond to him directly
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cary

Re: Pyrrhus Speech

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2286  Thursday, 23 December 1999.

From:           Fran Barasch <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 22 Dec 1999 13:57:34 EST
Subject: 10.2265 Re: Pyrrhus Speech
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2265 Re: Pyrrhus Speech

To Martin Mueller: There is every evidence that there were (and are)
pictures, widely dispersed by 16th C. engraving shops, in bookplates,
and (earlier) in the wonderful Ricardian MS. miniatures.  Fran Barasch

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