Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.
There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 9 June 2005

COPYRIGHT CONSCIOUS ?

COPYRIGHT   CONSCIOUS  ?



Dear Editor - Broadcaster - Publisher:


When you decide to obtain from World-Wide-Jobs and publish/broadcast

JOB  ADVT.  SUMMARY  ( JAS ),

would you be worried about violating COPYRIGHT ACT ?

Don’t .

There is no reason to worry, because:

  • Section 13 of the Indian Copyright Act, states that copyright shall subsist throughout India in the following classes of works:

a)  Original literary, dramatic, the musical and artistic work
b)  Cinematographic Films
c)  Sound recording

·     A job-advt is not a “literary work”

·     “The Internet seems to hold the opposite promise; and indeed the free presence of a work on the internet may mean that the author intends others to disseminate the work”

( Courtesy: Kochar & Co./Eco-Times: Dec-26,2004 )

  • There is no mis-representation/mutilation of the original content

  • By clearly displaying the “source”  (name of concerned jobsite), we are not trying to hide anything – nor trying to pass-off JAS as our own/original content. We are giving credit to the sources.

·     We are not claiming any Intellectual Property Rights ( IPR) in respect of JAS



  • Job-advts posted by corporate job-advertisers come under the category

PUBLIC  DOMAIN  INFORMATION


And, are meant for downloading.

·     Job Advts are not “Password – Protected”

·     Jobsites do not carry “Copyright Notice”,  forbidding copying.

·     In fact, jobsites “encourage” copying/ redistribution by explicitly stating under each job-advt.,  “ E-MAIL TO A FRIEND”

  • Job-advertisers are keen/anxious to see that their job-advts reach out to millions of jobseekers. The more the merrier !

If job-advts reach many more candidates, they will get more resumes. We are “advancing” their “cause” – for FREE too !

  • We are trying to serve a “Social Cause” by extending the reach of these job-advts to millions of unemployed persons in remote places – persons who have very little access to job- related information. We are providing them with a “level-playing-field”

  • Examples of “Aggregation - Reproduction - Redistribution”

    • filipdog.com                 (   Aggregator of job-advts  )
    • grassisgreener.com      (  Aggregating job-advts from 100,000 job-boards  )
    • employment 911.com   (  Aggregating job-advts from 350 jobsites   )
    • thejobfactory.com        (  Aggregating job advts from 20,000 jobsites  )
    • msnnews                (  Aggregating news from 3000 news-sites  )
    • Google News                (    Aggregating news  from 4500 News sites   )


Hemen Parekh



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