[Air-L] Permission to reproduce webpages?

Philippa Smith philippa.smith at aut.ac.nz
Wed Sep 1 14:51:21 PDT 2010

Just as an aside and to throw a spanner in the works -  I've had a
situation where we wanted to use a screenshot from an online newspaper
but because the source of the article was  Associated Press we had to
get their permission as well to reproduce the text.  This came at a
financial cost.  It's worth noting whether websites contain material
from other sources that might also need permission.  Unfortunately this
is a can of worms scenario.

Kind regards


Philippa Smith
PhD Candidate
Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication
AUT University

>>> André Brock<andre.brock at gmail.com> 09/02/10 9:41 AM >>>
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
for research in the field?  I know we have an extensive set of materials
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>

> For the first time in, well, ever I've been asked by a journal to
> 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
> offered the option of removing the image and replacing it with a URL,
> from an archival standpoint that's problematic.  Webpages with dynamic
> content change all the time, not to mention that authors sometimes
> 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:
> dey do dat at?!?" (translation: since when did fair use guidelines get
> 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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