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Discussion is prompted by comments posted on News from Downunder
[quote=Liz!] You CANNOT post poems that are in copyright. It leaves you and the site open to breach of copyright terms.[/quote]
[quote=Jan] Applying legislation is always a matter of balance as well as interpretation. [/quote]
With no wish to distract from theme of Pongos topic (there has often been reference made to interpreting the Laws of Copyright) here; is the thread where folk are encouraged to express their views. Hopefully everyone will gain better understanding of how to progress through copyright minefield without suffering loss or claim.
It must be emphasised that I have no expertise in any aspect of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or its amendments (The Act hereon). Mine are personal interpretations written with request for opinion or clarification from fellow writers and artists.
[quote=Carol] We won't get into an argument about it.[/quote]
Debate and deliberation of different views is means of achieving clarity of understanding.
Talkback is a community of educated scribes with diverse interests, skills, qualifications and experiences. Opinions held about correct method of pegging articles of clothing upon a washing line diversify in equitable number to theories expressed on application of D.N.A. science.
The dilemma posed:-
[quote=Liz!] I would also like to say that I know a great number of poets and having their work quoted in entirety instead of a link to their site thoroughly pisses them off! Of course, others might not mind. Difficult to tell which are which though.[/quote]
[quote=Jan] Talkback's private threads are no different to a group sitting around a table and reading a printed poem from a published work.[/quote]
[quote=Liz!] If stories are read aloud to a class, then that book has been bought in the first place.[/quote]
This is a dilemma because I struggle to understand the difference between;
i) a teachers purchased book being read aloud or copied for many pupils use over ensuing years;
ii) an individuals purchased copy being read aloud or passed around a table to share knowledge of an author works.
Both seem to qualify for interpretation under Sections 30 and 32 of Chapter III in The Act. When published work is reported on a private Talkback thread; it has no commercial purpose, the author is acknowledged and the reason is for criticism or review.
The more a creators work is shared, by any form of broadcast, the greater chance they have of achieving accolades. There have been many past occasions, having read a poem or other shared work, I have then sought to purchase more of that persons publications.
The Act may be studied at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/contents
It should be mentioned that to take literal interpretation from aspects of The Act could find infringement or contravention everywhere. Section 54 (2) protects typeface when used in a specific form.
Equally; Section 65 allows your derelict or damaged house to be rebuilt without infringing design or construction copyright.