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Re: making my web page
Jeff Poling writes;
>Some museums restrict or even outright forbid the taking of photographs. I've
>heard rumors of museums going so far to complain loudly and mightily, if not
>prosecute, over published photographs. I wonder if a photograph of a
>mounted specimen could be considered a derivitate work? Fair Use would
>still apply, but I wonder if there's any case law on this matter.
To stretch this question even further, how does the current copyright law
to classroom-lecture slide presentations (also include oral reports at
professional meetings)? I know many professors who use book illustrations and
drawings to emphasise the points that are being made; could this be interpreted
as an illegal activity? I wish to know, so that when I find myself presenting
material in a classroom setting, I can be aware of the limits involved.
Orphan Vertebrate Paleontologist
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro.