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Re: More on the Gulf Breeze copyright issue

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 02:27:05 -0700
Fwd Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 17:19:48 -0400
Subject: Re: More on the Gulf Breeze copyright issue

On p 134 of the MUFON Symposium proceedings, 1988...

"In early December, the National Enquirer contacted Duane Cook
about buying rights for a one-time publication of the photos he
had published. The Enquirer offered Duane several thousand
dollars for these rights. Since Mr. X had indicated that Duane
could have the photos, Duane accepted the offer."

I think there are two things clear from this about journalistic
attitude toward copyright with regard to anonymous photos. 1)
Cook believes that the Sentinel owns such photos and can legally
sell rights pertaining to them, and 2) the Enquirer agrees, since
they contacted Cook to make the deal.

Note that these are not the Believer Bill or Jane photos - Cook
actually has a contact with regard to these photos, unlike the
situation with Bill or Jane where total anonymity is the case.
Yet Cook still accepts the offer. This would tend to substantiate
that he would believe he would have the right to assign copyright
to Ed.

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -
Author of SF novels available at...

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