More on copyright

Daniel Zabetakis dan at cubmol.bio.columbia.edu
Sat Mar 13 13:19:41 EST 1993


In article <huff-130393015502 at pgl6.chem.nyu.edu> huff at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu (Edward J. Huff) writes:
>In article <1993Mar11.200702.10520 at news.columbia.edu>,
>dan at cubmol.bio.columbia.edu (Daniel Zabetakis) wrote:
>>   I guess if you let people make copies for free, then you can't
>> really claim to hold a copyright.
>
>The charge is for copies beyond "fair use."  When a professor wants to hand
>out a copy of the paper to each student, that is beyond "fair use."  Many
>university bookstores will prepare copies, pay the charges to the CCC, and
>sell them to the students.  If you place a copyright notice, you hold a
>copyright.  Failure to sue infringers does not make the copyright invalid.
>

    For one, you hold copyright whether or not you place a notice on the work.
Your notebooks are copyrighted. 
    Second, if your policy is that people can make free copies, then you 
won't be able to demostrate damage in a suit. So you won't win.

DanZ


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