Copyright question (Was: [e-lang] Planetlab? Evergrow)
ben at algroup.co.uk
Mon Apr 5 11:04:13 EDT 2004
Tyler Close wrote:
> Fred Spiessens wrote:
>> thanks for the reference to your site. This stuff is very relevant for
>> what I'm doing.
> That's great.
>> It says "all rights reserved", so I want to ask you if I can refer to
>> the webcalculus and explain about it in my survey? (while properly
>> mentioning the origins of course)
> Yes, of course. Please do.
> I believe stating "All rights reserved." after a copyright notice is
> standard practice. IANAL, but I think copyright merely prevents people
> from distributing a document without prior permission. You are still
> allowed to cite the document, quote from it and comment on it. Am I
Quoting from it is permitted to some extent (what extent being not
really defined). Citing it is allowed, and so is commenting.
Really, if you want a document to actually be used, including some kind
of licence is probably a better approach than reserving all rights.
"There is no limit to what a man can do or how far he can go if he
doesn't mind who gets the credit." - Robert Woodruff
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