I think anything posted with proper credit is fine, so long as the
author is noted. It's not like they can't read Dear Abby in any
paper. You are not selling her work, just mailing it to people.
~~barbara in mobile~~
Gary Frederick wrote:
> I recently joined a mailing list where it's not clear who is the list mom.
> There is a person that acts in that role, but stated it was not her job when I
> asked. Someone posted some Dear Abby columns to the list. When the question of
> posting copyrighted material came up, several people contributed the usual:
> We don't make any money off posting someone else's material so it's ok.
> The owner didn't suffer any damage so it's ok.
> with a
> It's ok to copy from a non commercial site.
> added to clarify something...
> Does anyone have a page of instruction with a clear statement about
> Of not, how does this sound?
> Do not post copyrighted material without permission. Something does not have
> to have a copyright notice to be considered copyrighted. For example, you own
> the copyright on messages you post to the list. The policy on this list is
> that anything you post, while remaining you property, may be reposted
> You may copy part of a copyrighted work if it's a reasonable use of the
> material. That includes copying short sections. It doesn't include copying a
> big chunk of the article.
> I feel the above is a start. It does include something about the policy of the
> list, but that could be removed if it didn't fit.
> I would like to add pointers for those that want to look further. Any advise
> on that?