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Re: copyright fraud?
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- From: Greg Grossmeier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:36:26 EDT
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<quoting name "email@example.com" date "2010-03-24" time "17:40:27 -0400"> > Re. this site: > > http://site.ebrary.com/lib/disaster/help.action?topic=3Dterms_of_service > > It would be a good idea to think some seconds why claiming > copyright and re-use restrictions on US government works which > are in the PUBLIC DOMAIN is fraudulent. I wondered that myself when I first came across that site. And yes, according to the Copyright Act, making a fraudulant claim of copyright is a finable offense. The hard part is proving fraudulant intent. Full quote from the USC 17 sec. 506(c): "Any person who, with fraudulent intent, places on any article a notice of copyright or words of the same purport that such person knows to be false, or who, with fraudulent intent, publicly distributes or imports for public distribution any article bearing such notice or words that such person knows to be false, shall be fined not more than $2,500" Of course, I think it is unbalanced that the fines for fraudulantly claiming rights and ownership over something you do not own is so much less than the the statutory damages brought against an infringement (sharing a work, for instance). Shameless plug: If you are interested in the topic of "copyfraud" I wrote up an piece a while ago which is available at: http://blog.grossmeier.net/2009/03/19/copyfraud/ Best, Greg Greg Grossmeier Copyright Specialist University of Michigan Library http://lib.umich.edu/copyright firstname.lastname@example.org Note: The usual disclaimer, these are my views and only my views. Same with my personal blog.
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