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The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, April 24, 1991 - Page 3 ,

District court
decision raises
coursepack costs

I

Assembly
elects CC

member
toSRC

by Jami Blaauw
Daily Staff Reporter
Students will find themselves paying more
for coursepacks this fall, as a district court de-
Wsion in New York concerning copyrights for
commercially copied materials shook up the
printing business.
The decision handed down by the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of
New York fined Kinko's Copying more than
half a million dollars for copyright infringe-
ment under the Fair Use Doctrine.
The implications of this court decision af-
fect the entire printing business and will re-
uIt in higher prices for students as royalties
crease and the copiers spend more time at-
taining publishing rights for even the small-
est printed item.
" The Fair Use Doctrine is vague in its re-
quirements, basically stating that small per-
centages or "fair use" of the material copied
does not require the publisher's permission.
┬░The court decision states that commercial
copiers cannot use the Fair Use Doctrine be-
fuse it would not reflect the doctrine's in-
d use.
"I think this is a landmark decision that
will affect the copying business," said
Douglas Kempton, regional manager for
Kinko's Copying. "However, our business has
not been affected."
Adriana Foss, the corporate communica-
tions director from Kinko's headquarters in
California, noted that the only change for
Kinko's will be in its internal procedure.
0 "In the past, a worker would look through
materials that an instructor left for copying

and find items that would fit into the Fair
Use Doctrine. Now we will request permis-
sion for all documents through our
Centralized Rights and Permission
Department," Foss said.
Stacey Morgan, general manger of Dollar
Bill Copying said, "This affects everyone and
makes all other copy stores think twice. We
need to be more careful and request copyright
permission for even lowest percentages of the
material to be copied."
Alphagraphics has installed a computer-
ized use-logging system that checks all mate-
rials for copyrighting and keeps them up to
date on current royalty rates for each item.
"We take copyrights seriously," said Gary
Hambell, Ann Arbor Alphagraphics owner.
"Now that we have a centralized system that
provides compensation to copyright holders
and allows professors to provide the most
current educational materials to students, we
plan to aggressively pursue the university
market."
Dollar Bill hopes to defeat higher costs by
providing professors with free fax forms to
ask for copyrights. The publisher will then
know that the materials will be used for edu-
cational purposes and will usually charge less
for royalties.
Alphagraphics also hopes that its new sys-
tem will make their copying more efficient.
None of the copiers felt the court decision
would affect the level of business, although
each noted that they would have to be more
careful in the future and that coursepacks
would likely be more costly.

by Jay Garcia
Daily MSA Reporter

,.

ANTHONY M. CROLL/Dally
Art you can wear
Jon Dayton, an Ann Arbor resident, touches up a painting of Angell Hall - his favorite 'U'
building - on a hand-painted T-shirt.

Wanderlust leads 'Winnie' to Ann Arbor, cle

At last night's Michigan
Student Assembly meeting - th
last of the semester - four people
were elected to head MSA commis-
sions.
However, these people may not
hold their positions long, as the
Conservative Coalition (CC) lead.
ership of the assembly still intends
to attempt to abolish the commis-
sions when the assembly reconvenes
in the fall.
The new commission chairs are:
Rackham Rep. Amy Polk for
the Academic Affairs Comission;
LSA junior Capri Pelshaw for
the Peace and Justice Commission; .
Law School Rep. Michael
Warren for the Student Right's
Commission (SRC), and;
Nursing School Rep. Nicole
Shupe for Women's Issues.
SRC Chair Michael Warren said
he was opposed to how the previous
commission leaders conducted their
activities. He said protests spon-
sored by SRC alienated administra
tors and students.
Peace and Justice Chair Capri
Pelshaw said she was generally in,
support of CC's attempts to "de
politicize" MSA and that sh
would try to represent all student:
interests.
rk's job
community access television and t#
city information desk.
"I am very involved in pro=
gramming," she said. "We starte:
one new show on Channel Nin:'
called At Issue. There are two mod
erators - Republican and Democr:
- who discuss city issues or othei
relevant controversial communit
issues."
Northcross was also instrumel
tal in setting up another TV shod
called City Beat which will air i&
June.
"It will focus on the internae
workings of city hall," she said.
Northcross is intent on "trying
to bolster the city's public informa&
tion. We started a newsletter call
For the People that was very weg
received," she added.
Northcross said some people a'
concerned that the city is spendi
money on unnecessary projects, suoI
as the newsletter and more comm
nity access shows.
"No matter what you do, ever
body's just not going to be happy
she said.
along with their handicappe{
sticker to park in a staff lot."
DeWolf said the officers dt
ticket their cars because they a
technically supposed to have a sta
permit. But she added, "We are ,
nient on the handicapped if they ai
truly handicapped."

by Lynne Cohn
Daily City Reporter
Ann Arbor's city clerk would
much rather spend time with her
wo children than work full-time,
but that doesn't stop Winifred
Northcross, affectionately known
as "Winnie," from managing city
hall.
"I always thought I would go to
college, get a degree, and get married
- I would be Donna Reed or June
Cleaver," she said. "I, am looking,
forward to retirement."
The 44-year-old city clerk said an
ideal life for her would be to work
at city hall part-time and stay at
home with her two children part-
time -- "an educated homemaker."
However, the nine employees at the
city clerk's office have become a
second family to Northcross - a
family she would be hesitant to
leave.
"God has blessed me in Ann
A bor - a way was made out of no
way," she said.
Northcross' wanderlust led her
to Ann Arbor in 1968 as an ex-
change student from Southern

University in her hometown of
Baton Rouge, La.
"It grabbed me," she said of her
first time away from home. "This
place was absolutely wild - it just
excited me to death. I had come
alive."
Northcross did not join in the
free-love activities of the time, al-
though she did march in quite a few
rallies. She felt "stymied" in Baton
Rouge, having been treated as a sec-
ond-class citizen, "when Jim Crow
ruled the land."
"In the 60s, things started to
change," she said. "There was a real
longing on my part to get out of
there."
"I remember tear gas and when
Martin Luther King, Jr. came to
Baton Rouge," she said. "Most peo-
ple think the civil rights movement
started in Birmingham, but it really
started in Baton Rouge."
Northcross said her parents em-
phasized education throughout her
childhood.
"I never said 'If I go to college,'
it was 'When I go to college,"' she
said.

Northcross said her 100-year-old
paternal grandmother was the driv-
ing force that motivated her. "She

placed a tremendous amount of im-
portance on education."
Working at city hall since 1972,
Northcross made her way from hu-
man rights investigator to deputy
city clerk and finally to city clerk in
1981.
"I am very, very grateful to have
come to this department because
working there (human rights) was
like social work, and I got burnt
out," she said. "I knew zilch about
this office - only that you can reg-
ister to vote here. But I figured,
what have I got to lose?"
Northcross said it caused "quite
a commotion in the building" when
she became city clerk.
"I was accused of having gotten
the job because I'm Black," she said.
"Hopefully no one today who
knows me would make that state-
ment - anyone who knows me
would say I am very capable. I don't
want to be anyone's token."
Employees in the city hall enjoy
working with Northcross.
"Winnie is competent - she has
respect from just about everyone
here in city hall and both political

parties," said Yvonne Carl, who
works in the city clerk's office.
"She is observant of people - very
human. Most of us wouldn't con-
sider working for anyone else."
Even city councilmembers rec-
ognize Northcross' hard-working
abilities.
"I think that her office is one of
the exemplars of efficiency in the
city," said Councilmember Nelson
Meade (D-Third Ward). "I've never
had a problem with elections since
Winnie has been city clerk; there
were problems before she was.
"In my own case, two years ago I
won by a five-vote margin. There
had to be a recount, but there was no
miscount - it was exactly right.
She just does a tremendous job,"
Meade said.
Northcross serves Ann Arbor as
the chief election official, the offi-
cial record-keeper of the city coun-
cil, the director of public informa-
tion, and the licensing agent for ev-
eryone from pet owners to voters.
As the director of public infor-
mation, Northcross supervises

always considered me
granddaughter," she

her favorite
said. "She

.THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

PERMITS
Continued from page 1
said her staff discovered the
woman was using the permit ille-
gally because it was issued to a
man.
"There's no way of knowing if

they're using a family member's
permit if we don't see the person
pull in and leave," DeWolf said.
DeWolf said the biggest of-
fenders are campus visitors who
don't understand the rules of park-
ing on campus. She said they mis-
takenly think they can park in staff

handicapped spots because they
have a state-issued handicapped
sticker. But to park in a handi-
capped space in a staff lot, a person
also has to have a staff-paid permit.
"These people are legitimately
handicapped," DeWolf said. "But
they must have a staff paid sticker

Meetings
AIESEC '(International Association
of Students in Economics and Busi-
ness), weekly meeting. B-School, Rm.
X273, 6:00.
Latin American Solidarity Commit-
tee (LASC), weekly mtg. Union, 8 p.m.
EQ/RFC Social Group for Lesbians,
Bisexuals and Gay Men, weekly mtg.
Dorm residents especially encouraged
to attend. Call 763-2788 for info.
Revolutionary Workers League
Current Events Study Group,
weekly mtg. East Quad, 52 Greene,
7:30.
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
outreach mtg. Michigan Union, Tap
Room, 5 p.m.
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
action mtg. Michigan Union, 3rd floor,
LISA office, 6 p.m.
Michigan Video Yearbook, weekly
mtg. Union, 4th floor, 6:30.
U of M Friends of Victims of War,
weekly mtg. MSA Peace and Justice
Office, 7 p.m.
Speakers-
"Responsibility and Sharing: Work
Expectations in the Family,"
Jacqueline, Goodnow of Marquarie
University. ISR, rm 6050, 4 p.m.

service. Functions 8-1:30 a.m. Sun.-
Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
UGLi. Also at the Angell Nall Com-
puting Center 1-3 a.m. Sun. - Thurs.
Call 763-4246 or stop by the courtyard.
Service ends April 24.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service. Functions 8-
1:30 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK
or stop by 2333 Bursley. Service ends
April 24.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors available
to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00. 611 Church Comput-
ing Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-
11.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Club,
weekly practice. Call 994-3620 for
info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 8:30-
9:30.
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club,
Wednesday workout. CCRB Martial
Arts Rm., 7-8:30.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Wednesday practice. Call Ravindra
Prasad for info. IM Bldg. Martial Arts
Rm., 7-9:00.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, Wednesday
practice. Call David Dow, 668-7478,
for info. IM Bldg, Wrestling Rm, 7-9.
Beans and Rice Dinner, weekly event.
Guild House, 802 Monroe St., 6:00.
American Chemical Society tutor-
ing. Every Monday and Wednesday,

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