__/ [carolyn] on Monday 02 January 2006 22:10 \__
> Rob McAninch wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz>:
>>> __/ [carolyn] on Sunday 01 January 2006 04:54 \__
>>>>Just to be repetitious, if you don't want it stolen, don't put it on the
>>>>net. The scripts may make it more difficult, but the don't make it
>>> This can definitely reduce the amount of stealing nonetheless. It deters
>>> the mediocre user from stealing.
>> The user it deters is most likely not doing any damage. Perhaps
>> wanting to email the image to a friend or use it as wallpaper (which
>> is still not legal unless you grant those rights). And then there's
>> the users that it challenges. Those are the users that are somewhat
>> more damaging, as they may try defacing the website as well or just
>> be annoying.
> Then there is also those users who want to copy it for educational or
> research purposes. Both of which are legal by Canadian copyright law.
> There could be a question of jurisdiction, if I sit at my computer in
> Canada and copy a photo, block of text, or whatever, (for educational
> purposes) from a website in the States, is my action in Canada and therefor
> legal, or is it in the states and therefor subject to American law?
> Anyways, you are correct - the users that can be deterred by scripts are
> probably not the ones to be concerned about.
Interesting point. Many people in research are assembling presentations
with graphics that have been nicked from the Web. At times, such presenta-
tions are made available on the World Wide Web in one form or another.
When I create presentations (using S5 or OO Presenter), I pay careful at-
tention to copyrights. If I borrow an image, I use stock exchanges that
have no restrictions or attribute the source in the actual slide. It's a
matter of common courtesy.
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