What is IP and whose interests does copyright protect Re: [LINK]
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Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Sep 7 17:04:08 EST 2006
Roger Clarke wrote:
> At 16:08 +1000 7/9/06, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> Derivative seems to have quite a broad defintion... - converting PDF to
>> HTML, presumeably also ASCII text to HTML, Browser Rendered text to a
>> podcast, quotation and now paraphrasing.
>> But technically, to view a webpage don't visitors to a website, take a
>> copy and in effect make a derivative in their browser?
> I don't intend 'derivative' to include a merely 'format-converted'
> version. (By 'translated' I meant 'translated into another natural
...is there metadata to stop Google etc doing this?
> The AEShareNet FfE licence is quite specific about this:
> Derivative means any of the following, Developed from the original
> Licensed Material:
> - an Edited Version
> - Enhancements
> - Supplementary Work
> - a Compilation.
> See separate definitions of these terms. Note that if a Copy of the
> Licensed Material in one format is used by some automated process to
> create a Copy in another format, this does not necessarily amount to a
> Derivative. A Derivative usually entails alteration involving human
> selection and judgment.
>> Also, is there a separation of the text on the page from the rendition
>> of the text...effectively the HTML incorporating the text is a
>> derivative of the text provided to a web publisher for a particular
>> purpose. On some of the webpages on the Ramin Communications site, I
>> make a distinction of copyright between the content and the webpages.
> My understanding is that you can licence uses of content without
> licensing uses of a particular format.
> For example, some journals that demand assignment of copyright from
> authors provide the author with a licence to publish on their own site,
> but preclude the author from publishing the format used by the journal
> (because they think that the format in which they publish is some kind
> of value-add, and/or they want the appearance of their papers to help
> them build and sustain their brand-name).
...I have just come across the opposite...The publisher has provided a
non-printable PDF file for use on my website after a specific period.
> But, as ever, IANAL, and I defer to link-denizens who know more about
> the legals of all this.
Marghanita da Cruz
Email: marghanita at ramin.com.au
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