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Re: [BKARTS] permission by author or copyright holder



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From: "Ann Grasso" <A@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2003 9:42 AM
Subject: [BKARTS] permission by author or copyright holder

> I have been following, with interest, the recent postings regarding
> permission to use others' work. I am on the side of seeking and gaining
> permission.
>
> However, recently, I requested such permission from Random house for a
quote
> from William Kittredge's book, "The Nature of Generosity," and received a
> rather curt response from Random house, as though I was wasting their
time.
> They stated that the excerpt falls within "the realm of fair use." "No
> permission is necessary to use this in the body of your text." They went
on
> to say that title, author and publisher should be credited. I also asked
for
> the opportunity to forward a copy of the artist book to William Kittredge
> and they did not respond to this part of my short request to them.
>
> I have not had the time to delve further into what is considered "the
realm
> of fair use" but welcome anyone who can enlighten me.
>
> Further, if anyone knows how to contact an author other than through their
> publisher, I welcome this news too.
>
> Continuing thanks for the time people take to make this list of interest
and
> value.
>
> A.
>

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