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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Electronic Copyright Law
By Robbie Rhodes

The U.S. Supreme Court decided 7-2 today that under U.S.
copyright law, electronic publication, of works previously published
in print, constitutes a revision of the original print edition.

This means that newspaper and magazine publishers must obtain
permission from free-lance authors to re-publish their works
on the Internet, at the publishers web site.

The case is known as "New York Times v. Tasini, 00-201".
The Associated Press article can be viewed at

Thanks to Joyce Brite for the tip.

Robbie Rhodes

(Message sent Mon 25 Jun 2001, 22:21:37 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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