Re: Digitising collections of work for the web.
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on April 24, 2002 at 00:56:03:
In Reply to: Digitising collections of work for the web. posted by Lachlan Donaldson on April 23, 2002 at 01:49:02:
: I have a four thousand word essay to do in a week!! and this is the question:
: What problems do copyright laws pose for libraries, archives, museums and galleries seeking to digitise their collections with a view to displaying them on the Web?
: Can anyone offer me any help, or suggest any websites with relevant information, or even good old books to read from, its an emergency, please?
Dear Mr. Donaldson,
Without tsking professional responsibility for my thoughts, digitizing copyrighted books and putting them on the web sounds to me like copyright infringement if the books are not in the public domain.
M. Arthur Auslander
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