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Re: [SLUG] SLUG Membership decline
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] SLUG Membership decline
- From: Heracles <heracles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2010 11:25:26 +1100
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Daniel Pittman wrote:
> Incidentally, before someone comes to the clever idea: if y'all do decide to
> do a magazine, and you do decide to reuse content from the mailing list, make
> sure you get appropriate licensing.
> Which, in turn, means you get a real copyright lawyer to OK your strategy.
> Nothing sucks worse than republishing, as an example, my content, then
> finding out that I deliver a demand for significant licensing fees from you,
> backed up with my own lawyer and legal threats.
I know what yo mean as it takes a lot of time to get permission to
reproduce articles. This is why, in the magazine I edit for my other
computer club, I only publish content that is submitted by the author of
the material or that which comes with a specific permission from the
If someone submits material from an unknown source I find out where it
came from and get permission. If that is not forthcoming then I don't
Unfortunately this means that I end up writing about 30 to 40 percent of
the articles myself sometimes. I guess I spend about 70-100 hours on
each issue. It certainly cuts a chunk out of my life.
But with an Editorial Committee it would not be so bad. I do it alone
and as some of our members are overseas members it is the only benefit
they get from the club.
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