Re: Re: Scanning and Copyright
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on June 05, 2001 at 12:16:16:
In Reply to: Re: Scanning and Copyright posted by Claudio on June 05, 2001 at 09:09:48:
: I had a discussion with a Boarder's manager about the following: Given a page (or paragraph) of a book subject to copyright due to
: Is "fixation" an issue here? Which of the above constitutes a copyright violation and what is the heart of the difference, if any between the two cases? Either way, the only thing kept is the
: As a matter of thought, if I stand at a copy machine and copy a page out of a book subject to copyright, then immediately burn that copy, (and I do this repeatedly all day...) have I really
: The Bodleian Library and other libraries have an allowance in the copyright law for using copy machines, I believe, but at the same time students can also bring their laptops and key in text. What is the copyright position in that case? Isn't it inconsistant?
: What would be the acceptable uses of scanning technology if I want to make use of my handheld scanner for taking notes? I personally think that this is a gray area of the law to study.
Dear Mr. Chagas,
There is the law and there is enforcement. Lot of copying is infringement but too difficult to police.
In your examples, it is quite simple to just use the information and with our mode of expression there is no infringement and you are entitled to a register a copyright on what you have....even it if is an infringement.
M. Arthur Auslander
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