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Re: E-M:/ List serve/copyright

Enviro-Mich message from Murphwild1@aol.com


Perhaps the following will help clarify the issue of copyrighted materials 
for distribution on e-mich.

Murray Dailey

We are making material available in our efforts to advance understanding 

of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific,

and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of

any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US

Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material

on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a

prior interest in receiving the included information for research and

educational purposes. For more information go to:


Section 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

      Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106
and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work,
including such use by reproduction in copies or
phonorecords or by any other means specified by that
section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news
reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for
classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an
infringement of copyright.  In determining whether the
use made of a work in any particular case is a fair
use the factors to be considered shall include -
        (1) the purpose and character of the use,
including whether such use is of a commercial nature
or is for nonprofit
      educational purposes;
        (2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
        (3) the amount and substantiality of the
portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a
whole; and
        (4) the effect of the use upon the potential
market for or value of the copyrighted work.
    The fact that a work is unpublished shall not
itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is
made upon consideration of all the
    above factors.

X-Sender: ajs@pop.voyager.net
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 13:10:20 -0500
To: Billy Stern <billysun@chorus.net>
From: "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Only Michigan Appointees

Billy wrote:

I understand that want to avoid copyright infractions, but it is also 
important to allow free speech under the first amendment for Sierra 
Club members.  For instance, I provided a few short quotes from a new 

Alex wrote:

A few, very short snippets are OK but posting the full text of
articles is not.

Alex Sagady
EM Listmanager
Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter

Alex also noted that he will be making revisions to clarify this 
issue in the future.

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