----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 5:27
Subject: Re: copyright?? on library
photos//court is in session.
I gather from you posting that you feel it is
okay to use photos from the Hosta Library even when you have been told that
permission has not been granted.
Go ahead and use them if the law is the only
thing holding you back. I think you will find that you will get a bad
reputation as a hosta nursery and as a nurseryman. If people's wishes don't
slow you down maybe lost income and a bad reputation will. There is a fairly
small group of people that are buying these hundreds of new hosta cultivars.
Bad news travels fast in this group as you will find out after you have been
with us for a few years.
You seem to have a problem with Bob. I know you
do a lot of web work and maybe there is a bit of professional jealousy
going on here. I hope you don't continue to have problems with Bob and what he
has done and is doing for hostas on the internet.
Bob has been the most generous person that I know
of concerning hosta information on the internet. We all love and admire him
for what he has done for us. I don't believe you have the right to tell
Bob and the contributors to the Hosta Library to make money on hostas but
give their hosta photos away. It burns me up to see you antagonize Bob
and I bet I am not alone.
Proceed at you own risk. The court of public
opinion is in session.