[Air-L] Using screen captures in Thesis paper

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Tue Jul 10 14:22:12 PDT 2012

Article 10

Certain Free Uses of Works:
1. Quotations; 2. Illustrations for teaching; 3. Indication of source and
(1) It shall be permissible to make quotations from a work which has
already been lawfully made available to the public, provided that their
making is compatible with fair practice, and their extent does not exceed
that justified by the purpose, including quotations from newspaper articles
and periodicals in the form of press summaries.
(2) It shall be a matter for legislation in the countries of the Union, and
for special agreements existing or to be concluded between them, to permit
the utilization, to the extent justified by the purpose, of literary or
artistic works by way of illustration in publications, broadcasts or sound
or visual recordings for teaching, provided such utilization is compatible
with fair practice.
(3) Where use is made of works in accordance with the preceding paragraphs
of this Article, mention shall be made of the source, and of the name of
the author if it appears thereon.
El 10/07/2012 05:45, "Emily Liu" <b941020045 at gmail.com> escribió:

> Dear All,
> While doing my research on the online forum-based interactive gaming site (
> www.gaiaonline.com), I have encountered another problem.
> The site's Terms of Service mention that "The visual interfaces, graphics,
> design, compilation, information, computer code, products, software,
> services, and all other elements of Gaia Online provided by Gaia, including
> without limitation any artwork, Gaia virtual items, Gaia Gold, Member
> Submissions, Gaia Member Online Accounts or User IDs, or visual art and any
> combination thereof (all of the foregoing, collectively, the "Materials")
> are protected by copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws,
> international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and
> proprietary rights, and applicable laws. Except as expressly authorized by
> Gaia, you agree not to buy, sell, license, distribute, copy, modify,
> publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create
> derivative works from, or otherwise make any unauthorized or commercial use
> of the Materials. You agree to abide by all copyright notices, information
> and restrictions contained in any Materials." Yet I need to include
> screenshots of the forum and user avatars in my thesis to illustrate my
> research site and let others understand how forum-based role playing is
> conducted.
> I have tried to get authorization to use the site's images by writing to
> their usertalk email, public relations email, and the site moderator, but
> received no replies. In this case, can I still include screen capture
> images in my paper? How should I deal with the issue of copyright or
> authorization?
> Thank you
> Emily
> --
> Min-Ju Liu (Emily)
> M.A. Student in Applied Linguistics
> Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
> National Sun Yat-sen University
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