> 1. Ask the Author for Permission to Quote (THIS IS IMPORTANT)
I'm no expert, but I've been told that under USA law (which may be
different from international copyright conventions) permission is not
required for quotations. This is the same rule as for printed
quotations. I do quote Matunda Nyanchama on the USAID AfricaLink
home page, but I reference the source and even provide a link to his
email address. If that's not legal, please tell me!!!
I do routinely request copyright permission from authors when I
retransmit their entire web pages or other materials, either in
print or electronically. Indeed, I'm preparing a packet of
materials about VSAT technology, and have been pleased to receive
reproduction permission from several WWW site authors.
For a guide to citing Internet resources, try this useful site on
Karen Fung's Stanford system:
In particular, there's a link to the ISO (international) standard.
That one's at
Jeff @ Washington, DC USA
AfricaLink -- http://www.info.usaid.gov/alnk