Re: [CR]ISO VBQ back issues and Copyright

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Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 23:58:54 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
To: CR <>
Subject: Re: [CR]ISO VBQ back issues and Copyright
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The Maaslands wrote:
> Mike wrote:
> I think that Jon has been great on this issue and he clearly meant to to
> the right thing - I hope I didn't come on too strong in my original post
> (
> I can do that sometimes) and I applaud his efforts to be sure that Jan
> is
> compensated appropriately. I mainly wanted to raise awareness of the
> issues involved.
> Mike,
> I am quite surprised that Jan is not speaking for himself on this whole
> matter, or are you speaking out as a proxy for your friend? My guess is
> that Jan is not speaking out personally mainly due to the fact that he
> is not the author of many of the articles that appear in his rag and
> that, to the best of my knowledge, he has not paid any of the true
> authors for these articles. To therefore be, as you put it,
> "compensated" for "his" copyright does seem to be completely out of
> line. On a purely legal level, given that Jan is also in apparent breach
> of his sales contreact with Jon, as he has not provided the complete
> series of back issues as promised; Jon would be well within his rights
> to seek redress on his own. If I had not already junked my copies, I
> would have gladly photocopied them for Jon.
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ

The thing I don't understand is why Jan just doesn't offer a reprint of the back issues. For example I sell a compilation of all the Aeoleus Butterflys and Gabe Korad and I split the profits on the sales.

├ćoleus Butterfly, 1990s -- 370 pages, issues #1 to #20 of the predecessor to On The Wheel magazine and the Bikelore series by Gabe Konrad, a 'zine comprised of original and "borrowed" materials spanning a vast array of cycling history with an emphasis on vintage road racing. Color cover. $ 45

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California (reprints, t-shirts and timelines)