Copyright question (Was: [e-lang] Planetlab? Evergrow)

Zooko O'Whielacronx zooko at zooko.com
Mon Apr 5 11:09:29 EDT 2004


> 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 
> mistaken?

Citation and commentary are absolutely legal.  Quotation, which is a form of
copying, is also usually legal under the "fair use doctrine":

http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

IANAL, IAZ



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