I agree. Unless it is the only pracical way to obtain out of print materia l the original publisher is no longer interested in providing. Then it's gre y area at worst...
Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA
On 3/14/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jon's request to purchase backissues of VBQ was laudable..but his request
> for duplicating I suspect was made without thinking it through - he asked if
> someone would be willing to make a duplicate of a copyrighted item. In t his
> era of the office copy machine it is so easy to forget about copyrights.
> I fielded some requests the past few months for usage or copies of my own
> materials - and that prompted me to reprint the newsletters I wrote and I
> actually made some money doing so (it did take a bunch of time to prep th em,
> so it wasn't a free lunch). After many bike biz efforts that did not pay
> off, it was nice to get a token for my efforts.
> If I and others don't protect our copyrights, then the incentive to write
> diminishes. And of course, if everyone figures "why subscribe to somethi ng
> when I can just copy it later), then there will be nothing to copy.as the
> potential for profit will evaporate.
> Mike Kone in Boulder CO
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: "Jon Schaer" <email@example.com>
> > All,
> > I'm attempting to correct my erroneous ways in not joining the VBQ
> > bandwagon from the start. Jan Heine does not have any remaining copies
> > of Vol 1, Issue 2 & 3, or I would gladly buy from him. Would anyone hav e
> > copies for sale, or be interested in duplicating?
> > Thanks,
> > Jon Schaer
> > Columbus, OH
> > _______________________________________________