Subject: Re: Open Content woes
From: Brian Bartholomew <bb@wv.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 13:20:53 -0400

> It is standard practice in publishing that these images are the
> property of the company that makes the product, and can be used in
> books only with the permission of the company.

Kinda kills that whole "free press" reporting/criticism/parody thing.
We can say "Microsoft sucks", but only in words, not with pictures and
arrows?  Would this be a look and feel copyright?

> It is also standard practice to routinely give this permission, and
> to do so freely.

Then perhaps they'd give OCL permission.


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