[Air-L] Permission to reproduce webpages?

André Brock andre.brock at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 14:39:49 PDT 2010

Thanks to everyone who's answered me so far (Hi, Annette!).  The legal
advice was particularly helpful, and i'm going to follow Ulf-Dietrich's
advice and contact the websites - i have contacts at a couple of them.

Does AoIR have a specific statement on fair use of Internet/ICT materials
for research in the field?  I know we have an extensive set of materials on
Ethics... (and no, i'm not volunteering to write it.  i'm just asking)


On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Andre Brock <andre.brock at gmail.com> wrote:

> For the first time in, well, ever I've been asked by a journal to obtain
> permission from a website to reproduce a screenshot of a webpage.   Not, to
> be clear, of an image on the page - but of the page itself.   I've been
> offered the option of removing the image and replacing it with a URL, but
> from an archival standpoint that's problematic.  Webpages with dynamic
> content change all the time, not to mention that authors sometimes change
> formats/platforms, modify pages, or remove content that was included in the
> original analysis.
> I don't want to miss the publishing deadline, but I need to know: "where
> dey do dat at?!?" (translation: since when did fair use guidelines get bent
> so badly in academic publishing?)
> André Brock
> Assistant Professor, SLIS/POROI
> University of Iowa

Andre Brock
Assistant Professor - Library and Information Science/POROI
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

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