On demand printing: Take or you`re out!

christian thompson cthompson at SEL.BARC.USDA.GOV
Wed Apr 26 15:13:48 CDT 2000

Yes, Peter.  "One-sies" are not valid.  Only those CDROM which are
replicated, that is, stamped out like records.  The issue is the ",,,
numerous identical and durable copies..." which were "...produced in an
edition containing simultaneously obtainable copies ..." Art. 8.1

In short, cutting a CDROM on your own computer does not meet the standard
of ICZN.


F. Christian Thompson
Systematic Entomology Lab., USDA
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D. C. 20560
(202) 382-1800 voice
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>>> Peter Rauch <anamaria at grinnell.berkeley.edu> 04/26 1:07 PM >>>
On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, christian thompson wrote:
> A couple of points should be clear. 1) The International Code of
> Nomenclature has since the 3rd edition outlawed "on demand printing."
> However, the Code has recognized CDROM as valid for publication.

Does the Code make any effort to distinguish what kind of cdrom
technology is acceptable, esp with regard to "on demand"
fabrication of a cdrom? ("One-sies")


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