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Re: Converting book into digital format?
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- Subject: Re: Converting book into digital format?
- From: Rick Anderson <Rick_Anderson@uncg.edu>
- Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 18:38:09 EDT
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Margaret Becker says: > ... the copyright holder MUST approve anything of > this nature. I'm not sure that this is true. As I understand the four-fold test for fair use, copying the entirety of a copyrighted work is perfectly acceptable under some circumstances. If the proposed use would be fair, there's no need to ask for permission -- in fact, I'd counsel against it; let's not encourage copyright holders in the belief that they get to decide what fair use is. Parenthetically, I'm not surprised that the gentleman who sent the original message has had trouble getting responses from publishers. From my interactions with them, it's pretty clear to me that they're every bit as unsure what to do about these kinds of situations as we are. -------- Rick Anderson Head Acquisitions Librarian Jackson Library UNC Greensboro (336) 334-5281 firstname.lastname@example.org "Which is the greater miracle: to cause a stone to speak, or a philosopher to stop speaking?" -- Overheard at the Council of Nicaea