Messages to a listserv or a newsgroup could be different -- they're more
private and often written in more haste. Perhaps they should be treated
as private correspondance is now?
Just a thought.
On Wed, 31 Dec 1997, Johannes Birringer wrote:
> Mary-Lou asked
> Does anyone know what the academic procedure is for referencing
> >email/internet resources? Nobody seems to know.
> I suggest the following:
> 1. For an email correspondence, simply write: "References are to my
> email correspondence with.......[or to email letter from........] on
> [date]. Quoted with permission of the author.
> If you are quoting from a list correspondence, use some phrase like the
> above and mention that the correspondence took place in the ........list or
> mailgroup [e.g. 'dance & technology zone mailgroup -
> firstname.lastname@example.org]. I would give the name/address of the
> mailgroup, if it's a group that is in existence for a while, and if you
> have permission from the listmembers to quote from their posts.
> 2. If you quote from someone's website, ask for permisson from the webpage
> artist/designer and then quote the webpage address, and date when you
> downloaded the information. [e.g Quoted from Stelarc, Home Page
> <http://www.merlin.com.au/stelarc/>. The version I downloaded was shown on
> the Web on October 14, 1996]
> This is what I did in my new book, there were no guidelines, so I made
> them up, and publisher agreed.Publishers want to make sure that you have
> permission to quote from the webpage author or CD-Rom author [distributor].
> This can get particuarly important if you quote sound or video files, since
> I think it is comparable to quoting from a song from an album that is
> copyrighted/licenced, or from a TV program. In those cases you need to get
> permission from the record company or the TV producer.
> Happy New Year everyone,
> Johannes Birringer