Re: Scanning and Copyright
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on April 06, 2001 at 09:15:54:
In Reply to: Scanning and Copyright posted by W. on April 06, 2001 at 06:38:55:
: I have searched high and low for an official answer on this and am now just seeking opinions. I work for a school board in Canada as a graphic designer. I am constantly asked to scan copyrighted material for presentations, copies, websites etc. As it is not covered by our Cancopy agreement I refuse. But the reactions of my co-workers have made me wonder if I'm wrong. They seem to think its no big deal (especially since we are in education) and that it's NOT illegal. Am I wrong? I am actually worried that if I am, I could lose my job for refusing to do this. I'd appreciate any advice or help you can give me on this matter. Thank you very much!!
There is the law and there is reality, sometimes they are remote. It is my unresarched belief that downloading a TV program to a VCR is a copyrignt infringement.
Photocopying a book page also it. It have been done for years without redress, although I think at least one very large law firm has not been called to task for this and is paying some fee for the photocopying rights.
You problem is realistic and idealistic.
What more can be said.
M. Arthur Auslander
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