Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Putting info on a Web Page
Re: Putting info on a Web Page
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 11:30:49 -0600
[Kim Moye asks about the permissibility of placing scanned images from Pow
Wow books on her Cub Scout Roundtable web site (future site)]
Since I'm replying to this a bit late (didn't read e-mail over the long
weekend), let me apologize in advance if I'm providing "old" news.
Also, let me add that I'm replying to the list as this issue seems to arise
from time to time.
There are a number of issues that revolve around whether "you" can scan an
image and use it on your web site. This applies not only to images, but to
the use of quotes, sound files, etc. Anything that has been created by
someone is subject to "intellectual property" rights and "prior art"
considerations. Primarily, the question revolves around the issue of "fair
I receive direct queries on these questions from time to time. I also
handle these internally for our company.
When people outside our company ask, I refer them to two websites: The Fair
Use web site at <http://www.fairuse.com/> and The Copyright web site at
<http://www.benedict.com/>. These are unofficial -- meaning, these are
not under the control of any governmental authority that regulates or
interprets regulations pertaining to copyright and intellectual property.
Note, too, that these are US-centric. The US Copyright Office has an
official web site at <http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/>.
Kip Keil, Sr. Programmer, V i s i o n N e t
http://www.vsnet.com | http://kip.vsnet.com
MC, Ad Hoc P-3055; MC, Advancement T-1022; MC, Ad Hoc T-175
AA, Ceremonies Tsah Dibe Chapter, El-Ku-Ta 520,
Great Salt Lake Council, BSA . . . . . "I used to be a bear . . . "
--We all learn from history . . .
...either by study, or by repetition.
-- Kip Keil, 1998