RE: Good Samaritan and copyright

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From:"Weems, Joyce" <>
To:"'KathY Liucci'" <>, "''" <>, "''" <>, "'Jeff Silverman'" <>
Date:Tue, 09 Mar 1999 18:52:51 -0500
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Good suggestion, Jeff!

>From: 	Jeff Silverman[]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, March 09, 1999 5:56 PM
>To: 	KathY Liucci;;
>Subject: 	Re: Good Samaritan and copyright
>Hey gang. Don't sweat the small stuff. When I write for reprints, I get
>photocopies of papers from authors who didn't order reprints every month.
>You are allowed, even encouraged to photocopy stuff for your research as
>long as you're not going to reproduce and disseminate it for financial
>gain. I do think that a vendor would want to do everything possible to keep
>a user informed about their instrument. Maybe an online version would
>eliminate some of the exorbitant printing costs.
>Jeff Silverman----------
>From: KathY Liucci <>
>Subject: Re: Good Samaritan
>Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 5:22 PM
>Mark wrote:
> My main intent was to remind us all that  there are copyright laws action
>over this one particular situation.  Like Mr. Berger said, "what is to stop
>people from photocopying and distributing Histology text books, manuals,
>and scientific papers, which are also protected under the same copyright
>This is an interesting point.   Does this, copyright law, apply to books
>that are at the library?  For instance, what about reference books and
>other controlled literature that you are not able to check out?  Can you
>then make a photocopy of the articles or information and be within the law?
>  People make copies of procedures from books and manuals everyday.  Is
>there a fine line here?  How is this different from a instrument procedure
>manual?  I think we all need to have a law degree also:)
>Kathy Liucci
>Mesa, AZ

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