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Hi Alison,

1. Agreed -- drop "compare learned profession"
2. Agreed on citation reference link.
3. Agreed-- good opportunity to illustrate the use of "all rights reserved" quotations under fair dealing / fair usage. As an introductory "reflection" -- I'm wondering whether references to copyright at this point run the risk of confusing or holding up the reader. Perhaps a cursory comment or note at this point without too much detail? Its a great illustration opportunity -- we must just word appropriately to avoid unnecessary confusion, or introducing a complex concept which detracts from the purpose of the introduction. Thoughts?

Mackiwg (talk)10:18, 24 January 2011

I agree that reference to copyright should be limited at this point, but given the reference to the CC license above, seems appropriate to mention something here.

So I added a bit, but it seems long and overdone. Hopefully the fact that it's in small type will help learners who aren't ready to understand these concepts yet to gloss over it.

See what you think.


ASnieckus (talk)08:06, 25 January 2011

Hi Alison,

I think it works well, particularly with the small typeface. I tweaked the edit a little because copyright exceptions vary from country to country. All signatories of the Berne Convention agree to the use of quotations -- but the actual implementations may be different in each country -- for example how liberal the exception provisions are for educational purposes.


Mackiwg (talk)09:28, 25 January 2011