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Re: making copies of anything that is copyrighted

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MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Fri, 2 Jul 99 18:35:40 -0700

>I have quit making copies of anything that is copyrighted.

If people call me (I am the publisher) or write for permission to print
things from my books, I always say yes on paper so they can get through
the Kinko's problems. One time there was an elementary school principal
who had run off 25 copies of my Mudworks books to hand out to her
teachers and staff for free to them. I happened to find out about it, and
as the publisher, I was VERY upset. This was an outright misuse of the
photocopy machine. I would have sent her 25 copies of the book for $10
each if she had asked for a special price!! I could have sued her, but
ofcourse, I hate that type of thing. I just let her know how I felt and
also turned in a complaint to her superintendent. It all worked out.
Anyway, people should feel free to contact any publisher for permission
to copy. They are usually happy to give it in written form, and probably
by fax.

MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA)