legit copying....

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Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Mon, 25 Aug 1997 16:47:26 -0700

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Dearest Diane....I don't know if you intended this to reach the ears of the
rest of the listserv. I didn't see the general heading to the
listserv...just to me..but you seemed to have addressed it to us all.
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>Dear Bunki and all:
>
>Just because Kinkos makes copies for you for educational purposes, still
>does not make it legal. As many of you know, Kinkos lost a very big law
>suit over copyright issues and is, for very good reason, somewhat careful
>in copying things for people.
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I cannot answer to the legitimacy guestion as I'm not a lawyer.
However...if Kinko's "lost a very big lawsuit over copyright issues", I
would THINK they would be doubly sure NOT to do anything to upset the apple
cart again...like do it again illegally. The form that is to be filled out
addresses the issue of copyright "permitting" and puts you on notice that
it is NOT alright to use it outside the classroom. BTW....contacting the
author or publisher is NOT granted easily or quickly...at least in the
cases where I have done such.

I can only respond with what has been my experience. I think only an
attorney can answer our "legitimacy" question in full. Can anyone else
speak to that?
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Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
Danville, California 94526
bkramer.ca.us


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