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Re: PDF request

When I was a graduate student in Oxford (Miami University at Oxford Ohio but just Oxford always sounds more impressive for some reason :-)) back in the middle ages, everybody made photo copies. In fact the library had a long row of machines taking 5 cents a copy so a roll of nickels was a premium possession. The library had some silly policy that actually being able to read articles at your leisure comfortable in your own chair made for a better learning environment. I don't know why they were so brazenly contrary to the copyright laws. Something about fair use or some silly thing like that. I spent whole days in the library to begin with, imagine all the extra time it would have taken to read the stuff there to. I would have been accused of animal neglect leaving my dog locked in my house for weeks at a time.
Frank (Rooster) Bliss
MS Biostratigraphy (apparently gained with access to illegally obtained intellectual property)
Weston, Wyoming

On Aug 30, 2007, at 2:32 AM, K and T Dykes wrote:

<<But anyone can go to a library and make a photo-copy for their own use
(fair use).>>

I'm a bit late (holidays), but that's not actually always the case, Frank.
Some libraries don't allow photocopying of papers on the grounds, I suppose,
of possible infringement of copryright. Whatever the reason might actually
be, not all allow it. Out of the kindness of their heart, a student tried
to photocopy a paper from their university library for me. Their
straightforward request was met with shocked eyebrows and a shaking head
from the librarian, even after the addition of a pretty please. They were
sent to the corner of the room and instructed to take notes.

Ever so kindly, they did just that and sent those instead.