Re: Photos, copyright etc.

Tony Thompson

Michael Gross wrote:


So I gather you may not post another's photo even for educational purposes with no intention of financial gain?

        Correct. Financial gain has never been part of the issue. If I republish a Harry Potter book, it's theft, whether or not I resell it for "financial gain." This point is often misunderstood in the copyright realm, where the commonest defense of offenders is to say, "but I didn't charge for the copies."
         At the same time, the "fair use" part of the law does specify situations where copyrighted material can be used without permission, but education per se is not one of them.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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