Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 17:24:53 EST
Subject: Re: Internet permissions for Fuller letter
Forgive me for taking so long to get back to you. I was out with the flu for a week and a half, in addition to needing to be in touch with a few people in regard to your request.
A little background. The Estate of Buckminster Fuller, of which Allegra and myself are Co- executors, is responsible for the copyrights to Bucky's works. This past year we made a commitment to the BFI, granting them permission and rights to the publication of Bucky's works on the Internet. The Institute is in the first phase of a long-term effort to get much of the Fuller Archive online. As part of the planning for that project they have been evaluating different strategies for policy with regard to the Internet publication of this material. So it was necessary to consult with them in regard to this matter.
In any event, with their support, we concluded that we would indeed like to grant you permission to publish the 83 page letter referred to in your email of January 18 on your website upon the following basis:
1) the permission is for a two-year period. At the conclusion of that period we would be willing to consider extending the permission, after a review with BFI of their Internet publications policy.
2) you provide BFI with a digital copy of the article which it can permanently post on its website including a link to your site.
3) You post on the front page of your display the following:
"Copyright 1999, Estate of Buckminster Fuller, all rights reserved. Used with their permission.
For more information contact:
The Estate of Buckminster Fuller
708 Gravenstein Hwy. North, #188
Sebastopol, CA 95472."
If you send me your address I would be happy to send a hard copy of the above with signatures, or if simpler we will understand that if you do elect to post the material that you have agreed to the above conditions.
Please don't hesitate to be in touch if you should have any questions.
Thank you for your good works.
Estate of Buckminster Fuller
cc: Allegra Fuller Snyder
Joshua Arnow, BFI President