[color:blue]By the way, didn't Captain Kirk cheat on his Starfleet exam to become a Captain?</font color=blue> - Yes and No<br><br>Kirk cheated by changing the condition of the test that was impossible to win, by changing the condition it would then make him able to save the crew of the Kobayashi Maru which was under attack by 3 Klingon Cruisers <-- as odd as it maybe be the test is done to test ones character, which proves he is a cheater.<br><br>In this case Kirk did not commit any copy right infringements but there is a possible sabotage of test equipment.<br><br>
Well my lectures are available to all my students - they paid for them... now others who didn't pay, it shouldn't be free. <br>I have them all in QuickTime, but I can't tell you where - the publisher might get POed and claim Copyright infringement. <br>I DO use lots of their figures and photos.<br><br>David (OFI)
#354963 - 04/05/0803:36 AMRe: Absurdity on absurdity
Educational or discussional use of someone else's words is fair use, but selling for a profit without permission does cross over the copyright line. <br><br>I have a feeling that professor will win his fair share of the profits. <br><br>I'd guess that fair use would cover a student sharing his notes with another student for education or discussion purposes, or even in a non-paid school tutoring situation. <br><br>I can see the opportunity for abuse in large universities where people can just meander into the crowded lecture halls, even though they aren't registered students, and sell what they learned for personal profit. <br><br><br><br>
Yes<br><br>I too I agree with the Professor - key word is ""selling"" once ya done that without a kickback or blessing??<br><br>Even more murky is where that professor gets their materials from,, if this should pass into a law case. It would mean that all professors would have to come up with their "own" materials - so Shakespeare would be dead unless the estate is compensated to site his work in the classroom .<br><br>
Now didn't the bard write something about one or two of the Caesars of Rome and their mistress and subsequent death. Seems the Bard needs to share some of his profits with those folks.<br><br>AS for the notes. I would suppose that the notes that were taken by students in the class were no more derivative from the Prof then the notes/lectures the prof derived from his sources. He can proclaim them to his studenst in class but not sell them to his students as some profs or sell them to others.<br><br>dave<br><br><br><br>
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Educational or discussional use of someone else's words is fair use, but selling for a profit without permission does cross over the copyright line.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I think you've missed the point.<br><br>They aren't selling the professors actual lecture, they're their own notes of the lecture. The professors probably aren't going to win anything here. It's the same concept of movie reviewers selling their opinion of a movie. It doesn't give the writers/movie companies a copyright on the reviewers opinions & words.<br><br>The copyright laws in this case are even further complicated because we're talking about "education" where copying is pretty-much free of many restrictions.<br><br>
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