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Re: Copyrights
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1003  Wednesday, 2 May 2001

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 1 May 2001 15:44:46 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0982 Copyrights

[2]     From:   Richard Bear <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 01 May 2001 08:40:17 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0982 Copyrights


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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 1 May 2001 15:44:46 +0100
Subject: 12.0982 Copyrights
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0982 Copyrights

Karen Peterson-Kranz wrote

>The SHARP-L list website runs the following on the page
>introducing its searchable archive.  I wonder if SHAKSPER
>should consider something similar:
>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .>
>"Making these archives available to the scholarly community
>via SHARP Web in no way implies, however, that they are in
>the public domain or are unprotected by the laws of copyright.
>To the contrary: in making use of them you must always
>remember that THE COPYRIGHT OF EACH POSTED
>MESSAGE BELONGS TO ITS AUTHOR.
>
>"If you would like to quote from or reproduce a SHARP-L posting
>in an article or monograph or anywhere else, please request
>permission from its author and include a citation to its source.
>Guides to citation of electronic sources such as the ones by
>Nancy Crane and Xia Li and Melvin Page can help with the
>format of this essential scholarly courtesy."
>
>Just a thought, perhaps for the future if not now.

I oppose this suggestion for two reasons:

1) It's untrue. Everybody knows that putting something on the web is, de
facto, giving it away. That's why we're not supposed to put Time
Warner's stuff on our websites without permission.

2) I don't want to have get permission to quote SHAKSPER postings, any
more than I want to get permission to quote from journals or books. Fair
dealing "for the purposes of criticism or review" already covers this.

Reducing copyright restrictions is good for academia, where individuals
are mostly not living off their royalties.

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Richard Bear <
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Date:           Wednesday, 01 May 2001 08:40:17 -0700
Subject: 12.0982 Copyrights
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0982 Copyrights

That's true, email is automatically copyrighted by the originator
regardless of notification thereof.

Less well known is that emails originating at publicly owned
institutions, such as the one you are now reading (University of
Oregon), are automatically archived as public documents, including notes
to your sweetheart, etc. The delete key has no effect on this. Think of
the plots even now unfolding for some future Bard to freely read and
transform!

rb

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