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 ?
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 )