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(Ovid) Re(4): Fair Use When Referring to Book Answers?

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Nov 20, 2000 at 21:37 UTC ( #42531=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Fair Use When Referring to Book Answers?
in thread Fair Use When Referring to Book Answers?

I've never heard anyone say: "According to the written expression of Sir Published Guy of XYZ Tribune, section H, page 3 ...
Okay, I'm usually a nice guy, but this is ticking me off. It reminds me of an old saying: "Better to keep quiet and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

You seem to suggest that we "never" cite our sources. I have quoted from other sources and attribute my quotes. Further, if you type "Super Search" in the upper left hand search box and then type in "Cookbook" in the resulting Super Search box, what do you see? Bingo! Plenty of monks cite their sources. Does it happen all of the time? No.

Anything printed here in the cyberworld can be looked at in different ways.
Why? Theft of copyrighted material is still theft of copyrighted material. I realize that many people state that information should be free, but I disagree. While I would love to see all information be free, the point is basic: if someone wants to charge for the information they dispense, so be it. If you don't like it, don't pay for it. But don't steal it, either.
...and have "respected" those published ...
Hmm... exactly how do you justify the above statement when you have referred to merlyn as "Randal L. Schwartzy"? If you don't like the guy, that's fine, but let's try to be a bit mature about it, shall we?

Cheers,
Ovid

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