re use of OED

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 1 00:31:05 UTC 2003

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003, mark worden wrote:

> Please disregard and destroy the post, "red line via OED" wherein the author
> of that post quoted copyrighted material, without permission.

Do you mean you think you did something wrong in posting the quotations
without permission of the quotation authors, or that you did something
wrong in posting editorial material from the OED?  Either interpretation
of copyright law and fair use would cast many of us on this list in a
very, very bad light indeed!

Fred Shapiro

Fred R. Shapiro                             Editor
Associate Librarian for Collections and     YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
  Access and Lecturer in Legal Research     Yale University Press,
Yale Law School                             forthcoming
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