James Shepard on sun 20 apr 97
This is a subject that I've been thinking about for the last couple of weeks.
We at school, a Jr. College have just finished building a cast catanary arch
kiln. And there is the disire to publish the process on the www. The
students in my class have the ability to build web pages and are willing to
show the rest of the class how they do it. Building of the kiln was
photographed and the students are interested in sharing the project with the
Should I be worried about the information they put on the web from the point
of view of copyright law? They want to scan and copy reference materials
used in the planning. Periodicals, books, clayart, world wide web etc. And
now the materials they will learn to use in the discovery process of how be
fire, and what works in the glazing and decorating of the pots.
It seems like a good idea, and a good way to learn and share about clay and
the net. I'm interested to know the protocol here.
Jim & Suzanne @
4273 N. Thorne Ave
Fresno, Cal. 93704
Kirk Morrison on mon 21 apr 97
On 20 Apr 97 at 10:22, James Shepard wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> Should I be worried about the information they put on the web from the point
> of view of copyright law? They want to scan and copy reference materials
> used in the planning. Periodicals, books, clayart, world wide web etc. And
> now the materials they will learn to use in the discovery process of how be
> fire, and what works in the glazing and decorating of the pots.
> It seems like a good idea, and a good way to learn and share about clay and
> the net. I'm interested to know the protocol here.
> Thanks:Jim Shepard
Yes you should be worried, because you would be reproducing the
material, if it is a copyrighted item, then you would be violating the
materials copyright. For none formally copyrighted items give credit
to the orginal authors and your Web page would be legally okay. Also
your web page will be an orginal complation work and there by
copyrightable. Just avoid using copyrighted works, without permission
of the authors.
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Vince Pitelka on sun 7 dec 97
I do not like to clog up this list with things which do not directly relate
to clay, but this has to do with the power and potential of the internet,
which constantly amazes me. My wife teaches American history, and has been
grading student research papers. She came across a paper where the writing
and scholarship were clearly far above the capability of the student who
submitted it. She arbitrarily picked a sentence which contained names and
locations, and entered it into the AltaVista search engine, which searches
scholarly documents. It came up with one citation. It was an award-winning
paper written by an honors high-school student, and it matched the one
submitted by her student. As mandated by university policy, he just
flunked the semester. That in itself is certainly nothing to celebrate, but
I am thankful that this technology makes academic plagiarism more difficult.
Vince Pitelka - vpitelka@DeKalb.net
Home 615/597-5376, work 615/597-6801, fax 615/597-6803
Appalachian Center for Crafts
Tennessee Technological University
1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166
Steven Goldate on wed 25 sep 02
It looks like that plagiarism issue by the potter in Queensland with the ceramic tips
site is being solved. She contacted me, apologised and is removing the material.