|Posted: January 24, 2005, 12:33 pm - IP Logged|
To all members:
I would NOT recommend posting any copyrighted material on this site without first obtaining written permission from the author. Copyright infringement charges can be very expensive and time-consuming for both parties. In this case, though, they won't prosecute the anonymous author of the post; they'll come after Todd.
I have never been refused permission to reprint or republish anything I've requested, provided I credit the original author somewhere in the text.
It really doesn't take that long to whip off an email to the original author's publicist. Just write a short note explaining what you intend to write, where it will appear and what, specifically, you'd like to use. I'm sure Gail Howard's people would be quite pleased to have her products promoted on LotteryPost.com, but we must remember that she makes her living selling that material. Asking for permission to republish it here is more than just common courtesy, it's the law. Once you have your reply, DON'T LOSE IT. Keep it in your Drafts folder. I print out hard copies and keep them in a file cabinet next to my desk.
It's been said that forgiveness is easier to obtain than permission but, in cases of copyrighted works, the opposite is true.
Come, Pinky; we must prepare for tomorrow night...