Friday, December 10, 2010

Quote of the day

This one goes out to Dance and will probably make no sense to any of you because the relevant conversation happened mostly in email:
I [Kane] am involved in a dispute relating to whether or not a blog can be considered part of one's academic writing. Williams College restricts the use of undergraduate theses as follows:

Non-commercial, academic use within the scope of "Fair Use" standards is acceptable. Otherwise, you may not copy or distribute any content without the permission of the copyright holder.

Seems obvious enough. Yet some folks think that my use of thesis material in a blog post fails this test because it is not "academic."


dance said...

The funny part--I read that other blog too (periodically, not that post but earlier in the dispute). And I thought that particular critique of him publishing that material was incorrect--it was certainly legitimate, even if the execution was sub-optimal for various reasons.

Dance said...

On re-reading, though--I don't know that Kane's posts rightly qualify as academic, but the disqualification wouldnt be that they are on a blog.

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