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Date:         Wed, 23 Oct 2002 16:51:08 -0500
Reply-To:     Kevin Myers <KevinMyers@AUSTIN.RR.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Kevin Myers <KevinMyers@AUSTIN.RR.COM>
Subject:      Re:
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Good points Charles, and thanks for posting. I stand corrected.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Charles Patridge" <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET> Newsgroups: To: <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 4:22 PM Subject: Re:

> Dear Shadowy, > > I think I understand why you did what you did, and the reason(s) you did it. > But, you could have done the exact same thing by creating links directly to > the source without having to copy them to your site and giving your web > visitors the impression these pages and contents were something you put > together, or acquired the necessary approvals to host them on your site. > > My first impression of your site was "great work" and it must have taken you > a lot of time to assemble its contents. Then, I noticed that much of the > content was copied from other web sites, including mine. If you had > asked for permission to link to the contents to web site, I > would have freely provided that approval. However, I would not have given > approval to copy large "chunks" of content to your site without asking the > original authors for their approval. > > Plus, I am sure you are very aware of how much time it takes to assemble > such materials, organize its layout, convert the material to html or PDF > format for all to see and share - literally hundreds (possible thousands) > of manhours to do so. > > How would you feel if someone came along and just copied your works of art > from your web site and "placed" them to their site and displayed them for > the public to see and use, and give the impression they (not you) were > responsible for all the work involved in making it available ? > > I do not think you would be pleased, especially if it were not obvious who > the "real creator(s)" were of this material - that is, making authorship > public - including those responsible for making it public. > > Now, if you wanted an easy way to have all these references available to > yourself - then burning such materials to a CD seems a very effective way to > "carry" this stuff around with you wherever you go. But publishing this on > the web as you did, gives the impression that you are responsible for > assembling these documents. > > So, I would appreciate it very much if you could remove the contents you > copied from and if you wish, you may provide the necessary links > to the materials you wish to reference on the web site. > > I am very positive that SAS Institute Inc. Lawyers would be upset to see > their materials posted on your site without their approval. I know I have > asked them for such approvals and was told links are OK but the materials > belong to SAS Institute Inc. and must NOT be copied. > > Let me know what you have decided to do so that I can act accordingly. > > Regards, > Charles Patridge > > > Shadowy wrote: > > Yes, I am aware of that, but they are there for me to use as reference, > the site is not published nor is it promoted anywhere, the site it was > copied is difficult to navigate and hard to find some of the better > material, hence I put it together so that I could find what I needed > when I was out of my house and needed to refer to something without > needing to lug around a lot of reference books that would probably go > unused for the most part. > > What is it that u feel needs to be done? I don't believe I have removed > any of the stated copyright markings, it should still be tributed to the > correct people. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Charles Patridge [] > Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 1:40 PM > To: CyberReaper > Subject: When you were offline...(via HumanClick) > > To Whom It May Concern, > > Are you aware that you have "copied" a number of web pages and content > that may violate copyright laws??? > > Specifically, I am referring to a large number of web pages that you > have "copied" from the website without permission of the > owner of that site??? > > I would like to confer with you on this issue and settle upon an > agreeable resolution.

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