Distribution of personal study guide

From: Dodi Schultz <SCHULTZ[_at_]compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 12:40:01 -0500

"Amy" writes:

>> Student has created a word document that contains images from the
>> web and added his notes to it. He did not credit the web sites that
>> he obtained the images from. He originally created this as his
>> study guide for an art class. He now would like to give a CD of
>> this to interested classmates (under 30 copies) to assist them with
>> their studies. He is not charging them for it. Does this fall
>> under acceptable use under the copyright laws?

Speaking as a writer, not a lawyer--no way. Whether he lifted words or images and whether or not he is charging a fee to the folks to whom he's distributing this material that isn't his: He has no right to use the material without the copyright owner's permission.

--DS Received on Thu Jan 26 2006 - 22:40:01 GMT

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