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  • res009k3

    res009k3 Oct. 5, 2001, 4:55 p.m. (Message 27774)

    Re: RE: Cribs

    In the pre-computer days when "cut and paste" meant cut and paste, I
    was doing program books for my branch. We used both word cues and
    Pillings.
    
    The process was to dismantle two of Pillings's books coating
    alternative pages with adhesives and mounting them on plastic 3x5
    index cards, doing the same for our word cues on the other side of the
    same card.
    
    Using a "map", all we had to do was stick the Pillings' and word cues
    onto 2 sheets of paper and xerox a reduced copy of of these back to
    back, fold a certain way and staple, producing a 16 page program [2x3
    inches] which included:
        1: Title Page.
     2- 7: Dances 1-10.
     8- 9: Program listing and spaces for partner's names
    10-17: Dances 11-20.
       16: Announcements of future events.
    
    Where a copyright might be broken was the actual reproduction of the
    Pillings' pages. Had we simply copied the system, we would be no more
    guilty than the Boy Scouts signaling in Morris's code. Imaging the
    navy getting permission for sending SOS as "...---...".
    
    Since we were performing an educational service not for profit the
    original owners of copyrighted dances would have no complaints as we
    were promoting their product, as opposed to making a profit on the
    sale of their dances as one might consider Pillings doing. Seriously,
    though, I considered Pillings providing a service at cost as opposed
    to making a profit. Anything Pillings made over cost could be
    justified as payment for his labor out of the value he added to the
    original product.
    
    R Goss
    xxxxxxx.x.xxxx@xxx.xxx
          

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