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Re: Your Lawsuit is Not Helping Me or My Book


Intresting that you see the interests of society and the interests of
creative individuals as opposed and in need of balancing.

Article 1, Section 8, of the US Constitution argues that the temporary
protection of a creator's interests and society's interests are one, since
it grants Congress the right, "To promote the Progress of Science and
useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the
exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."

Peter Banks
Acting Vice President for Publications/Publisher
American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
FAX 703/683-2890
Email: pbanks@diabetes.org

>>> velteropvonleyden@btinternet.com 11/01/05 9:44 PM >>>

Copyright law is a construct conceived to create a balance between the
interests of society and those of the creative individual. Benefits do
count. That was the whole premise of copyright law. Wouldn't it be sad if
we lose sight of the spirit of the law and focus on the letter? If current
copyright law is not concerned with the balance of benefits any longer, it
needs to change. Literalism is a great problem for the world (and not just
in law, I might add).
Jan Velterop

"Sally Morris (ALPSP)" <sally.morris@alpsp.org> wrote:

I would say the question is even simpler than Joe's formulation. To my
mind, the question is - does copyright permit it? Not should it, even -
does it? In Europe at least, Google understands that it does not.

All the articles I've seen about how arguably beneficial Google indexing
is are completely beside the point.

Sally Morris, Chief Executive
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Email: sally.morris@alpsp.org