Re: using pictures out of papers for the project

Christoph Weber (
Tue, 8 Oct 1996 09:16:45 -0700

Yes, putting info on the web is publishing by all means. As such, you are bound
by the same rules and regulations as if you would be publishing in a
conventional medium. Check the small print in your source journals.
The internet being chaotic and a vast anarchy seems not to be regulated as the
rest of the world, but don't be fooled. If some copyright owner does not like
your appropriation of his/her material, you may be in trouble.
You may be able to get away by substantially altering the original material or
redoing the figure from scratch, but don't take this as legal advice either.
Maybe someone else has more insight on this issue of "value-added" publishing
of copyrighted material?


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