[LINK] ICT Predictions 2009 - little OT (gov't reports example)
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Jan 22 08:35:06 EST 2009
At 10:47 AM 19/01/2009, Anthony Hornby wrote:
>... I think we are talking at cross-purposes, I didn't mean they had
>to be in print. I meant they had to supply "a copy" ...
Providing the URL of the document on the web should meet the
requirement to "supply" a copy. A High Court judgment would seem to
support the idea: "Muin v Refugee Review Tribunal" (8 August 2002,
interpretation is that you can "give" someone a document by providing
them access to an online system, as long as you provide them with an
identifier for that specific document and don't make them have to
hunt through "...a mass of undifferentiated material in a database of
constantly changing content ...".
>... We would much prefer ... have the rights to re-use accompanying
>the item (creative commons) so we can archive locally those we think
>have particular relevance to our clients as well. ...
As far as I can see the Commonwealth Government is not going to
object to you keeping a copy of a government report. They just don't
want you to change it, or sell copies.
I routinely copy the executive summaries from government reports and
post them to my Blog (which has ads on it). I used to worry that
someone from the government would object about this, but all I get
are thanks, and requests for me to blog their government reports.
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