Title 17 US Code section 107

From: Thomas Goodey (thomas@flyingkettle.com)
Date: Mon May 30 2011 - 08:00:09 UTC

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    On 28 May 2011 at 13:44, Skywise wrote:
    > Here's some scenarios and my take on them.
    > 1: A person presents images to the list but reserves all rights, not
    >     even allowing others to do anything with the images...
    He can only reserve rights that he actually has. He has no right to 
    stop people looking at the images he presents, or commenting upon 
    them for research or other fair use purposes.
    > 2: A person presents images and releases all their rights and places
    >     the images into the public domain...
    For scientific purposes, this is the obvious optimum.
    > 3: A person presents images and states clearly that others may use
    >     the images for non-profit purposes of evaluation, discussion, and
    >     education...
    But they can anyway, by law, so there is no need to state the fact.
    Thomas Goodey
    In the beginning God created
    Man. Dissatisfied on inspection
    of His creature, He exclaimed
    "No, I can do better than that!" 
    Whereupon He created Woman.
                              Robert Heinlein
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