AndyW 0 Posted June 9, 2011 Share Posted June 9, 2011 The organisation I work for is looking to use Evernote to help its research process. But some of my colleagues have concerns about what kinds of documents they can and cannot put into Evernote.We use a lot of academic research articles in our work, all of which will have be legitimately paid for through a subscription or one-off access fee. But since these documents are copyrighted, would we permitted to add them to Evernote? Moreover, since almost every website on the net is copyrighted, are you even allowed to clip pages from the web as Evernote advertises?Presumably there must be a difference between creating a public, shared notebook full of copyrighted content (not okay) and creating a private notebook full of copyrighted content that you have paid for (okay)? If not, then I don't know how Evernote is supposed to be useful for researchers, authors and journalists.And if we have organisational subscriptions to these journals, can my colleagues add the downloaded articles to shared notebooks which only circulate within the organisation? (i.e. the equivalent of printing off a copy and letting your colleague read it?) Since Evernote is US-based, is there "fair use" law which applies?Evernote's ToS is too opaque about this. I've searched long and hard for clarification and can't seem to find it anywhere.Help gratefully received!Andy Link to comment
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