[time-nuts] MIT RADIATION LABORATORY SERIES 1940-1945 (28 VOLS) on eBay
William H. Fite
omniryx at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 19:22:36 UTC 2011
Thanks, Chuck, and sorry, John. I did, indeed, misunderstand and you are
On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Chuck Harris <cfharris at erols.com> wrote:
> You are reading John's statement incorrectly. He is saying that all of
> guys that are scanning copyrighted (or public domain) material are not
> for a copyright just for doing the scanning.... That would be like the
> saying the
> company that makes the printer (let's say Xerox) is eligible for a
> copyright on
> material printed on their printers.... but rather their only right to
> is for IP material that they add to the original document, not the original
> Groups like McGraw-Hill may not own the IP that is in their books, but they
> own the presentation, with its arrangement of pictures, typefaces, and
> or text on the pages, etc..
> I can conceive of a case where a publisher like McGraw-Hill's copyrighted
> full of public domain IP could be copied if you used your own type font,
> formatting of pages, pictures and text, etc...
> -Chuck Harris
> William H. Fite wrote:
>> I just ran into one of our attorneys in the hallway. Copyright refers to
>> the intellectual property, not to the medium. The fact that the
>> intellectual property of the author is moved from a book to a CD does not
>> affect copyright, so long as the content is not otherwise altered. Think
>> about it; if your friend's contention were true, we could all dodge
>> copyright restrictions simply by photocopying (scanning) the material we
>> wished to appropriate.
>> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:02 AM, J. Forster<jfor at quik.com> wrote:
>> That is apparently the case for the HC books.
>>> I'm not so sure about the CDs. A friend who is an IP attorney has told me
>>> that if you scan something, you cannot copyright the scan. You can
>>> copyright any new content you add.
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