2015-06-01 11:58 GMT+02:00 Krishnamurthy, Ramesh < r.krishnamurthy at aston.ac.uk>:
> Hi Matías
> I'm sorry, but isn't your argument a bit like getting something
> and not checking if it was stolen in the first place? It may be what most
> us do most of the time, but this does not mean it is legally sound?
> Using/acquiring/re-using anything involves an ethical aspect.
> It may be unlikely that you will be detected or punished, but
> that is not the only consideration?
> Pop song lyrics are certainly intellectual property, and the lyricist(s)
> are usually credited (unless they are 'traditional' lyrics, in which case
> they may be ascribed to "anon.") for every track released. We are in a
> period of rapid change, especially in terms of the internet, and the ways
> in which music is published. But this does not exempt us from thinking
> about copyright issues?
> Most universities require students and researchers to incorporate
> a section on ethical issues, and every research project requires
> clearance from some ethical board or procedures. In fact, this
> area has been strengthened in the past decade or two, both in the UK
> (to my certain knowledge), and in other countries, according to my
> frequent contacts with students and researchers studying or working
> in them.
> So I think it is highly unwise to propagate the idea *to students* that
> Intellectual Property Rights (whether or not legalised as copyright under
> some nation's law) can be dismissed so lightly? If nothing else, they
> may be penalised in terms of marks, or their work may actually be
> rejected for examination/accreditation purposes?
> Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 17:12:32 +0200
> From: Matías Guzmán Naranjo <mortem.dei at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Corpora-List] Pop Lyrics Corpus
> To: evalacroix at free.fr
> Cc: "corpora at uib.no" <Corpora at uib.no>
> How could there be a copyright issue in this case though? Unless those
> sites are infringing copy right (which I doubt they are under any law), you
> should be fine.
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