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2009-07-13 16:04:27   Brad - Why is that fair use? I'm no lawyer, but based on my (admittedly amateur) understanding of copyright law, I don't think it is. —EastSideStephen

2009-07-13 16:09:40   Here's a link to Title 17, section 107 of the US Code (the section where fair use is defined): [WWW] Copying the whole article definitely fails the 3rd test, and since the D&C offers old articles for sale, this fails the 4th test as well.
Again, this is my amateur interpretation, so if any lawyers would like to correct me, please do. —EastSideStephen

2009-07-13 18:12:00   Fair Use covers cases of research and educational purposes. Since they specifically allow me a function to Print the article (I did it to a PDF), I am simply retaining the research and educational source material used in the RocWiki page. It may be a stretch, but I have seen this used elsewhere. —BradMandell

2009-07-13 18:14:24   Brad—we've never added this extra link for the numerous times we've used D&C material. As long as it's quoted to the D&C it's fine. —PeteB

2009-07-13 21:06:54   I think you're misinterpreting it Brad. The use of copyrighted material is taken into account, but fair use does not give one carte blanche to infringe as long as the use is educational. Copying the whole article is certainly not fair use.
The "print" function is for personal use - not to enable distribution.

I'm going to take the article down —EastSideStephen

2009-07-13 21:09:18   The file linked to Brad's printout has been removed so I removed the info itself and left it as my link until we discuss this further. —PeteB