Re: Copyrights. Are Public Records Covered?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on November 30, 2000 at 07:35:06:
In Reply to: Copyrights. Are Public Records Covered? posted by River Valley Alumni Document Committee on November 29, 2000 at 11:41:56:
: Our question has to do with governmental documents or documents prepare by contractors for governmental agencies. We are not copying them for commerical use and no fees are charged, but only to use for educational purposes on a website. Also to criticize what is contain in the document. We copy 100% of the material and post it.
: Is this fair use and not a violation of the copyright laws?
Dear River Valley Alumni Document Committee,
What suggests smacks of risk. The facts have to be examined very carefully. Oftentime the end objective can be obtained without risk.
M. Arthur Auslander
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