RE: Histonet replies - Permission needed to publish?

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From:"Tony Henwood" <> (by way of histonet)
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Steven Slap writes:

> The question of copyright to posts to the HistoNet (or to the Internet in
> general) has come up before, and is worth restating periodically.  Copyright
> is held by the individual who posts the message, and permission is always
> legally required to reprint the message in any format, including on another
> website or in hard copy.

Is permission always legally required????
I have over 30 publications in journals and local newsletters and
always reference fully sources of my information. I never ask
permission of the authors nor of the publishers of the journals that
I use in these references.

If the information that appears in a web page or newsletter is
correctly referenced, then why is this different to an article in a
journal. Granted, the thoughts that may appear in an email are
spontaneous and may lack accuracy but the experiences of
professionals is invaluable.

Lets not get caught up worrying about copyright. Lets just keep

Regards, Tony.

Tony Henwood
Senior Scientist
Anatomical Pathology
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

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