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Hallo Dylan,trotlin13 wrote:Unfortunately, I am an attorney, and I would dare to hazard a guess that I have more experience in copyright law than the combined membership of this forum. However, if you still feel the need to argue your position as something akin to moral responsibility, or better, a lay person's interpretation of this complex area of law, then again, prosecute your case in your chosen federal forum.
Jason is quite correct. There is no equating piracy to infringement. This forum is dedicated to research, and the vast majority of postings further these educational pursuits. Sorry, this conduct is never an infringement.
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Hi John, what is your stance on photocopying books from a library that are out of print, and may never be reprinted? I found some great info on pre-Roman German history and other info on the First Reich from a book that was published in 1953, long out of print, and the author is probably dead, so is it okay to photocopy whole pages or chapters from a book like that? And if not, why not? If a book is not going to be reprinted again, how would I buy a copy? I have several out of print books on permanent search on ebay, amazon and other places, for years now, with no luck. A copy may never come up for sale, what should I do in these cases? I would gladly buy one if I could, but often it's not possible. What is the correct course of action in these cases? Thanks!John P. Moore wrote:I will concede that it is probably acceptable to copy a few pages from a book in a library for ones`s own personal use. However, it is not something that I can recall doing myself. What can can vividly recall is literally the weeks that I have spent in archives around the world using a pencil to record information on a legal pad as I studied the original wartime documents. Copier machines were not usually readily available or cost-prohibitive to use. This type of higher-level research is both costly and time-consuming, but is typical for accomplished authors. We are understandably peeved when we receive reports of our work appearing in the publications of others without our permission or even the courtesy of an acknowledgement of the source.