Coping and the copyright laws...now you can

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Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Mon, 25 Aug 1997 10:58:18 -0700

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Dearest Heidi...
you wrote....
> I believe it is in violation of copyright laws to xerox any part of
>" The Annotated Mona Lisa" without written permission of the author or
>publisher. Check the front of the book. I don't have mine handy but I
>remember wanting to copy parts myself a few years ago and reading that
>that was not permissible.
..................

Things change! It's possible now...at Kinko's....to copy a few pages from a
book if you fill out a special form saying that you are a teacher and plan
to use this visual information only in your classroom. I've had a few
pictures enlarged and colored copied (up to 11x17") when I could not find
any other resource from which to order these pictures. The quality is not
the sharpest but close enough for the students to get the idea of the
artwork...especially when it's enlarged.

I'm not sure when all this happened...in fact, occasionally I get someone
at Kinko's who refuses to do just this and I have to ask again for the
manager... it must have been fairly recently. They will only do a small,
limited # of pictures at a time. If they say "no", ask for the
manager/supervisor. I've done this within the past three months. Hope this
tip helps....Cya...........

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
Danville, California 94526
bkramer.ca.us


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