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Thread #36763   Message #2621049
Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
29-Apr-09 - 05:19 AM
Thread Name: copyrights
Subject: RE: copyrights
SHALINI - do not worry about practicing and performing just have FUN.

The "copyright police" that so many refer to here at Mudcat are a peculiar aberration of British pubs and clubs and their local laws.

A special large chunk of "legal loophole" applies to your position as an educator. The "Fair Use" of material for educational classroom purposes is broadly permited and encouraged. To be an educator and scholar requires that you deal with the communication of ideas and information embodied in copyrighted material.

On a similar subject - related to the history of copyright.

Rudyard Kipling of UK and India fame was involved in cases establishing copyright law. Concuring with him on the issue was Mark Twain.

This piece from the New York Times - 1901- captures part of the humor and drama of the issue.

Twainquotes Sincerely,
Gargoyle