Re: [SystemSafety] Wednesday's NOVA episode on Fukushima

From: Peter Bernard Ladkin < >
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:20:52 +0200

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On 2015-07-28 12:43 , Chris Hills wrote:
> Re” I’ve got a bunch of friends in the US who I am sure one of which will record it for me and
> then upload it to share.”
> Wouldn’t that be a breach of copyright?

It depends on whose copyright law you are using.

If it's German copyright, even recording it is a breach of copyright as far as I can tell. Heaven only knows how videorecorders got started here. Though, when I got here a quarter century ago, in the German university I was visiting, photocopied complete textbooks were ubiquitous. You hardly ever saw that in the US or UK. Manuals were worse.

If it's US copyright, there is a "fair use" condition. If someone wanted to share an important piece with named professional colleagues, not all working for the same entity, using a protected location, that would probably count as fair use. Provided, of course, there were appropriately few of them.

I think British law is similar, but I admit ignorance.

PBL Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Je suis Charlie
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