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Re: Press Release Copyright (was RE: Howard Stern In Denver)

Judging from my old job as a newspaper reporter/proof reader, we routinely
published press releases (with slight rearranging, of course) in their

They were mailed to our offices with THE INTENTION of being published. I
don't wee where this differs from a regular newspaper in that sense. It
wasn't used for any financial gain.

Douglas J. Broda said:
> At 02:50 PM 4/29/99 -0400, Roger Kirk wrote:
> >
> >If it bears no notice to the contrary, can one reasonably  
> >assume that a press release (by definition) is intended 
> >to be copied in whole or in part for dissemination without 
> >securing the permission of the author/copyright holder?
> I gotta admit I don't know. (But hey, I do mostly family law...)
> Mr. Ross' statement is generally correct, of course, but whether there's an
> implied intention to allow re-dissemination of a press release is a VERY
> interesting question. (I know you can *explicitly* allow redistribution of
> a work.) I don't have time to look it up right now. Maybe next century. :)
> Douglas J. Broda
> Broda and Burnett
> Attorneys at Law
> 80 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12180 USA
> (518) 272-0580
> dougbroda@mindspring.com

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