Linda, thanks for your feedback. The "copyright" info on the CD is ONLY to (in a nutshell) to put people on notice that they cannot use the material for commercial purposes! The CD is purchased and can be used for any and all programs the owner chooses. There is NO intention on any of the AIS CD programs to limit any "normal" usage by iris people or groups! We only make enough money from the sales of the CDs to cover some, not all, the expenses of providing AIS Slide/CD programs. We really just do not want a single person making money from this non-profit venture.
Lots of people contributed their thoughts to the "Just For Fun -I" CD which included "Fan, Fancier or Fanatic", Scarlett Ayres put it together and Janet Smith and I added the pictures to make it more "visual". There is also another file "Name That Iris" puzzle put together by Barbara Sautner from MN that is entertaining also. It is NOT copyrighted for AIS to the exclusion of the "authors and photographers"!!! We hope everyone will enjoy it!
There will be future "Just For Fun" CDs in the future as we are getting other completed programs or ideas from very clever iris people! We really encourage participation from everyone!!! Info on ordering existing programs can be found on the AIS Website-new listing to be put up shortly. http://www.irises.org/slides.htm#CD_Presentation_Programs:
Still need those 2007 and 2008 Introduction pictures!!!
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In a message dated 04/25/08 12:41:37 Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I wondered how that worked.
What started out as a fun thing with "Fan, Fancier and Fanatic" over the chat room turned into a copyrighted slide show with our comments (if my understanding is correct on the version I saw at convention.) I just didn't realize you could copyright something like that. So, I'm not sure if my comment that I shared over the internet is now the property of AIS unless I copyrighted it.
Anyway, just didn't know how all these things work or are suppose to work. And certainly no big deal w the fun we had in sharing what we all thought a "fanatic of iris is or was." with the Lady from New Mexico that came up with the idea -or at least I think it was her idea. So glad it's into a slide show that all can enjoy. I certainly had lots of laughs as this was being shared and created.
And again, my hat is off to those of you that are working to provide us w programs that are easy to use in our meetings.