Re: Copyright and some of the messages on theos-talk
Apr 16, 2010 08:56 PM
Copyright (so on) laws; these matters do seem to come up every couple of years. I think in part it is simply because many people are unfamiliar with the publishing industry a/o its actual and accountable standards.
Still, it is not reasonable to skirt these laws nor is it reasonable to encourage or condone the use of other people's property without their permission - in addition, such intent or types of activities, theft, plagiarism, piracy and infringement, for example, could hardly be reasoned as an advancement for or activity towards Universal Brotherhood.
He asked for your permission, that is correct; which is hardly a platform to suggest that these laws should (or do) somehow work otherwise.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Copyright and some of the messages on theos-talk
> A theosophist from Europe, while privately discussing theosophy on Internet,
> made a comment that they would like to use some of my messages in their
> local language sites and was concerned about copyright issue.
> Copyright is owned by the person who wrote the material. Its purpose is
> primarily to protect the commercial use of the material by someone else to
> make a profit, thus depriving the earnings that are due to the copyright
> holder. Of course, anyone can quote from any copyrighted material as part of
> a critique. You can Google and understand the various issues surrounding
> I clarified that any and all postings of mine on theos-talk can be used by
> anyone in any manner without worrying about copyright. I would like to see
> the material broadcast as widely as possible since the messages are meant to
> further the welfare of everyone.
> In the past, we have seen copyright principle mis-used by people trying to
> suppress information that may be damaging to their reputation or suppress
> politically sensitive information, which may have nothing to do with the
> commercial side of the copyright protection.
> Theosophists are not an exception to this. More educated one is, more likely
> to (mis)use the copyright club, which generally does not help in the long
> run. Any material put in writing is bound to come out sooner or later and
> can bite the bottom of the writer to his/her embarrassment.
> As this issue may be in the minds of readers, especially in other countries,
> I thought to share the above.
> There is no religion higher than Truth
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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