Copyright notices. Was Re: Some general questions!

Karl Auerbach (
Mon, 1 Aug 1994 20:29:17 +0200

> > Q1. Once these photographs/images are scanned onto the MOSIAC server,
> > is it possible for other MOSIAC (client) sites to COPY or
> > REPRODUCE these images. The issue here is one of COPYRIGHT
> > violations. I guess I would like to know how other institutions
> > are handling the copyright issues?
> Well copyright is kind of a sticky question here. It is impossible for
> any client to present an image to the user without copying the image.

Might we want to consider a new header line that can express the fact
that something is copyrighted and the terms under which it can be

For example consider the following in a document header:

Copyright: Sherman Oakes, 1994
Copyright-terms: User may make up to 50 additional copies.
Copyright-cost: $0.10 per additional copy
Copyright-payment-to: Copyright Clearance Center

These lines could be formally structured to make them comprehensible
to the user's viewer.