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RE: RE: Who owns your words? A resolution is needed.

by little (Curate)
on Nov 14, 2000 at 14:19 UTC ( #41543=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: Who owns your words? A resolution is needed.
in thread Who owns your words? A resolution is needed.

I disagree!
As I said before and will continuously do:
"Ask for permissions first before you bring up a cite!!!"

Have a nice day
All decision is left to your taste but only delimited by the rules and laws we gave us!


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RE: RE: RE: Who owns your words? A resolution is needed.
by jepri (Parson) on Nov 14, 2000 at 14:45 UTC
    By your logic I'd have to write to Plato for permission to use parts of his work in my last philosophy essay, not to mention Newton, Avagadro, Fermi, Bohr, Laplace, Gauss, Mendel not to mention Joule, Carnot, Watt, Wattson, Crick and a whole host of people who's comments, on and off record I have reproduced in the last few years. By your logic I can't even do this: little said:

    I disagree!
    As I said before and will continuously do:
    "Ask for permissions first before you bring up a cite!!!"

    Oh no! Another -1

    ____________________
    Jeremy

      If you cite (not reprint hughe parts) from a written work you don't need the authors permission, but a chat can't count as a written word, but more like a spoken word from person to person and not from an author to the audience.
      To put that rough in another way: If you listen to someone in a pub of whom you know he's known by others as well, would you ask for his permission to record his speaking and publish that on the next day news?
      Well, in a pub you can't make sure that others listen to what you say, but that doesn't imply that you agree on publishing what you said.
      ??

      Have a nice day
      All decision is left to your taste
      As I agree with what tye said in this node I don't want to belabor the legal issues here, but I think that your point still needs to be addressed. If I'm understanding you, the subtext of your reply is "how can I get the permission of someone who's dead?". In the cases you site it's relevant to know that copyright protection lasts "for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years." If the copyright is allowed to expire then the work goes into the public domain.

      And no, I don't own 27 pairs of sweatpants.
        In point of fact the length of protection of copyright changes over time. And for a good part of the last century the period has been extending faster than time goes by.

        Should this continue then pro-copyright pressure groups shall truly circumvent the US Constitution's statement that copyright shall be for limited terms by making the term of protection "forever minus a day".

        An interesting question for the lawyers therefore arises if you borrow code examples from this site. Legally the copyright is clear, you need permission to use it in your own code. But practically...people wouldn't post if they were going to object to your using it!

        We're back to the lawyers already. I'm not being smart here, I honestly think you either missed what I was trying to get across, or you are being overly finicky on the details.

        The sub-sub text of my post was that these people didn't need lawyers. They added to the body of knowledge and didn't bitch when someone else quoted them. And they definately did get quoted.

        Please see my new discussion item for more detail.

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