I have written an article on Canadian copyright I should be glad to pass on
to you. Old passages (more than 50 years) need an attribution. New
passages should get permission of the author, if at all possible. Most
people won't object if proper credit is given. But the author owns his/her
writing, has copyright automatically and has the say on its use worldwide.
Incidentally, I wanted to get a repeat of my last entry on the Jan 1997
cruise in the October newsletter but I didn't know who the new editor was.
could you repeat it as it is? Thanks in advance.
At 09:45 AM 9/23/96 EDT, you wrote: >As the newly appointed Newsletter editor for our Branch, I have a question
for all the other newsletter editors about copyright infringement. When
quoting passages from books on SCD does one need to obtain written
permission from the publisher? > >The Keat`s letter to his brother which Anselm submitted or the passage
written by Keith Norman MacDonald in the Preface to his "The Skye Collection
of the Best Reels & Strathspeys Extant....": submitted by Kimberly
Thounhurst are two interesting items which would make nice copy in a
Newsletter. Is publisher permission required or is it sufficient to
reference the source. > >I have asked this question of numerous editors and past editors and have
received numerous and quite varying replies. What is the common practice? > >Louis Racic >Toronto ><email@example.com> >