Copyright

Ian Price

Message 3695 · 23 Feb 1996 19:04:02 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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>Ian Price has clearly stated American copyright law as he understands it.

Hell of an assumption. Copyright is INTERNATIONAL in nature. Ian Price is a Scot
living in Vancouver CANADA, that Great White North above the 49th parallel.

>Any others out there want to state it for their country ?
>The problems are obvious.

Then I must be really stupid. What problems?

>Pillings hold that not only their diagrams are copyright but that their
>notation is also. Lawyers acting for Pilling have recently written to
>Dunedin Dancers requesting that they stop supplying Pilling-style
>diagrams with their books of dances.

Then Dunedin must comply unless they dispute Pillings' assertion that the
notation is copyright. What is the copyright position with respect to the
Alphabet, and all the fonts available to depict it? Are all engineering symbols
in the ISO Standards copyright of ISO? Do I have to pay a royalty when I issue
an electrical engineering drawing showing an electrical circuit made up of
components depicted by symbols which other people can understand? If so, to
whom?

Sounds like a bluff to me, but as I intimated yesterday if it's THAT important
to them, Dunedin Dancers should not only drop the method but boycott it. SCD is
a HOBBY after all.

"First let's kill all the Lawyers" -WS

-2chter

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