Please, Please, Please, do not use any outside sources for synopsis. Feel free to use the Book Jacket info. Do not use quotations from other authors. Just because you cite the source, that doesn't comply with Bookshare's policy. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of maithe007 Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:25 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Quoting synopses from other sources Ummm...okay. *L* I will continue citing where I get the synopses from until I get screamed at. *L* Thanks G. Cindy. Hugs, Maithe ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:22 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Quoting synopses from other sources > There was quite a discussion about this a while ago. I > read the copyright law, i.e., the part that pertains > to this question, and it seems to me that as long as > only a few sentences are taken and the source quoted, > and the quote put in quotation marks, there's no > problem. > > I just checked again, and I interpret the following to > mean that if we just take a few sentences or even a > short paragraph we're o.k. > http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html > > We're using it for "nonprofit educational purposes" > we're not adversely affecting the potential marked > value of the oopyrighted work--in fact, quite the > contrary. And we're "quoting excerpts in a review.." > (sort of. smile > > > "Although fair use was not mentioned in the previous > copyright law, the doctrine has developed through a > substantial number of court decisions over the years. > This doctrine has been codified in section 107 of the > copyright law. > > Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes > for which the reproduction of a particular work may be > considered â?ofair,â?? such as criticism, comment, > news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. > Section 107 also sets out four factors to be > considered in determining whether or not a particular > use is fair: > > 1. > > the purpose and character of the use, including > whether such use is of commercial nature or is for > nonprofit educational purposes; > 2. > > the nature of the copyrighted work; > 3. > > amount and substantiality of the portion used in > relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and > 4. the effect of the use upon the potential market > for or value of the copyrighted work. > > The distinction between â?ofair useâ?? and > infringement may be unclear and not easily defined. > There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes > that may safely be taken without permission. > Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material > does not substitute for obtaining permission. > > The 1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the > General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law cites > examples of activities that courts have regarded as > fair use: â?oquotation of excerpts in a review or > criticism for purposes of illustration or comment; > quotation of short passages in a scholarly or > technical work, for illustration or clarification of > the author's observations; use in a parody of some of > the content of the work parodied; summary of an > address or article, with brief quotations, in a news > report; reproduction by a library of a portion of a > work to replace part of a damaged copy; reproduction > by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to > illustrate a lesson; reproduction of a work in > legislative or judicial proceedings or reports; > incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel > or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an > event being reported.â?? > > G.Cindy > > >> > > ***WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS > AVAILABLE AT > http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ > http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm > > A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT > http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/scanning.html > > Jake's site for useful links: http://www.jbrownell.com/bkslinks.html > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________ ________ > Looking for last minute shopping deals? > Find them fast with Yahoo! 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