Re: [Videolib] Kinko's

Herownword@aol.com
Wed, 21 Jun 2006 11:10:43 EDT

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I've been out of town and may have missed some of this discussion, but wd
like to point out that the Kinko's decision involved copying for profit. The
ultimate use for the readers Kinko's was producing were classroom students,
but Kinko's was making a profit from copying and distributing the readers. If
an individual prof were to make copies of single articles for a particular
class and distribute them for free, I don't think copyright laws wd provide much
recourse. But of course no one wants to do that. Everyone, faculty and
students alike, wants the convenience of having everything in a bound reader
and people are willing to pay for that. Kinko's may well be out of the course
reader business (not sure abt that), but universities in some cases have
picked up the slack. Some universities have publishing offices that will obtain
the rights and produce the readers. I've never heard of something similar
for media rights, but it sounds like it wouldn't be a bad idea.

Jocelyn Riley
HerOwnWords.com
NontraditionalCareers.com

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Jocelyn Riley
HerOwnWords.com
NontraditionalCareers.com
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