[time-nuts] MIT RADIATION LABORATORY SERIES 1940-1945 (28 VOLS) on eBay
sar10538 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 13:32:23 UTC 2011
Shame, isn't it, but they deserve something for the effort they put
in. What is needed is the "open-source" approach to scanning and
cleaning up these works. Lots of people putting in a little bit of
coordinated effort and releasing the finished product under an open
license so that it cannot be locked up by anyone.
On 15 July 2011 01:24, J. Forster <jfor at quik.com> wrote:
> I agree, and have worked toward that end, but those who do the scanning
> (and file cleanup) sometimes seem to think they acquire ownership of the
> documents in that process. This leads to problems. Been there, done that.
>> It's a shame these, and other elderly scholarly works, can't just be
>> released for the greater good, without all this red tape tying them
>> down. I wonder how much better the world would advance if we could all
>> go back to the days when we shared knowledge and skills freely between
>> engineers before all the lawyers became involved. Does anyone else
>> remember the hay days I wonder...
>> On 14 July 2011 16:32, Jim Lux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> On 7/13/11 12:13 PM, Chuck Harris wrote:
>>>> I can conceive of a case where a publisher like McGraw-Hill's
>>>> copyrighted book
>>>> full of public domain IP could be copied if you used your own type
>>>> formatting of pages, pictures and text, etc...
>>> This is precisely the case with West Publishing and various and sundry
>>> Where West has a hook (aside from having good search engines and cross
>>> referencing) is that citations in cases and pleadings, etc., use the
>>> system for page/line and so forth. The codes are perfectly free to
>>> but if you don't arrange exactly as West does, then the cites don't
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>> Steve Rooke - ZL3TUV & G8KVD
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