Re: Fundamental reform of (C) (Fwd)

From: Greg MacGowan <Greg.MacGowan[_at_]Law.UC.Edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 16:42:58 -0400

>On Mon, 23 Sep 1996 John Lederer <johnl[_at_]> wrote:
>> 2) The internet, as you noted, creates a broader need for
>> dissemination/availability of information, and consequent copyright
>> tangles. When I can, for $6 a month put up my own web site, declaiming
>> the need for political action to eliminate the wearing of neckties, or
>> explicating the meaning of Kiowa spear notches, are libraries and the
>> other groups you mentioned really different in their function than I?
>> Why should a library be excused from paying high copyright fees on the
>> seminal 1906 work on Kiowa spears, but not I, for use on my web site?

I think because libraries are an organized, rather than individualized, means of advancing the constitutional mandate for the "progress of science and the useful arts."

Greg S. MacGowan
Assistant Director,
Center for Electronic Text in the Law (CETL) College of Law
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0142

ph: (513) 556-2334
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email: Greg.MacGowan[_at_]


How many University of Cincinnati students does it take to change a light bulb?

I'm sorry, but we can't afford new light bulbs. The football and basketball teams need new uniforms. Received on Thu Sep 26 1996 - 20:44:36 GMT

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