Sale of "free" stuff on eBay

From: Michael Nadeau <>
Date: Wed Nov 24 10:56:21 2004

> Here's a theoretical question for the group.
> What if someone compiled copyrighted data (giving credit to the owners)
onto a
> CD, and gave it away for FREE, but made their money by having advertising
> inside the contents -- would that be considered ethical?
> For the record, it's NOT anything that I plan to do with the newsletter.
> Evan

Just giving credit to the copyright owners doesn't mean you are in
compliance with copyright law. You need the explicit permission of the
copyright holder.

Assuming you have that permission, then the model you suggest is ethical as
long as the copyright holders understand what you are doing.
Received on Wed Nov 24 2004 - 10:56:21 GMT

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