Re: Good Samaritan and copyright

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From:Jeff Silverman <>
To:KathY Liucci <>,,
Date:Tue, 09 Mar 1999 17:56:08 -0500
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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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