[bksvol-discuss] Re: Quoting synopses from other sources

Maithe,

The question is  not related to plagerism. The question is about 
copyright--about making sure that Bookshare can preserve its good 
reputation--about ensureing that it is never in a position where it needs to 
defend itself from any kind of charge.  While I agree that it is hard to write 
synopsis, that is a different issue than copyrighted material and Bookshare's 
relationship with publisher.  We we expect publishers to keep on sending 
Bookshare publisher-quality books or new publishers to sign on, you should 
abide by Bookshare's policy.

I would urge anyone who is having trouble with writing synopsis, to write to 
this list and I am certain that one of us will help you out.

Pratik


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Pratik,

There is no plagerism going on.  I cite where I get the synopsis from and 
therefore, give credit where credit is due.  Also, many of the same synopses 
being used on B&N and Amazon come directly from the book.  I am not 
"stealing" or taking credit for the small description being quoted.  It is 
very hard to write any type of synopsis especially when one has not read the 
material.

Maithe
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From: "Pratik Patel" <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:38 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Quoting synopses from other sources


>I strongly disagree here, not necessarily with the assertion that Fair use 
>might apply.  However I will  say that the use of the "fair use" argument 
>is, at the very least, controversial.  I cannot let Bookshare be jeopardize 
>by any potential controversy. I would highly, highly recommend that outside 
>sources not be used in synopsis. Bookshare's policies have been generated 
>in consultation with attorneys and the publishing industry.  They have been 
>carefully developed to ensure that nothing will interrupt the service. 
>Please abide by Bookshare's policies here.  While we might question 
>Bookshare's other policies that seem unfair, this policy and others related 
>to copyright, are not those that we should question.  Having worked with 
>publishers, I can say that these are complicated issues and we are not 
>equipped to deal with them.  In fact, I know many attorneys who are not 
>equipped to deal with them.
>
> Pratik
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Grandma Cindy
> Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:23 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 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 “fair,” 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 “fair use” 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: “quotation 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.”
>
> G.Cindy
>
>
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