am requesting permission from the Duluth News Tribune to republish some of your
education related articles on my web page. As
a member of the Duluth School Board I devote a considerable portion of my web
page to issues relating to education and my service on the Duluth School Board.
I have been republishing Tribune articles for several months now and am
concerned about the copyright implications. I have no pecuniary interest in
republishing these articles. I am making them available as a public service.
far I have reprinted about 75 articles. I
know that the Tribune has an extensive archive which it makes available to the
public for a charge. This means that I could be depriving the Tribune of revenue
as visitors access these articles from my web site rather than pay the Tribune
for the same service. This is not my
intention. I am strictly interested
in the public record and a faithful recording of that record. Please note that I
mention your archives in my page and have a link to the Trib web site.
web page is located at www.snowbizz.com.
You will find your stories reprinted on the page entitled “Education
News.” I understand that you may
not be able to give me permission to make these articles available without first
checking with Knight Ridder. I would
request that you have someone look at my web site to be certain that it is as
I’ve described it. If you come to
the conclusion that I am providing a public service and that this service poses
no threat to the Trib I would appreciate your support if and when you pass my
request on to the Knight Ridder offices.
School Board, 2nd