Trudgill in Vocabula

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 17 11:58:45 UTC 2003

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Robert Hartwell Fiske wrote:

> Ms Flanigan is apparently in the habit of flouting copyright laws:
> "So, if a subscriber to a journal makes a copy and sends it on to
> someone else (let's say, by snail mail), that's a copyright
> infringement?  How about the millions of people who copy articles from
> libraries??  I guess I'll have to tell my students to stop xeroxing from
> journals!"
> I'm not sure that she should be encouraged.

There is a concept in copyright law called "fair use"...

Fred Shapiro

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