[Taxacom] BHL and print on demand publishers

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sun Apr 1 02:35:13 CDT 2012

From: "Stephen Thorpe" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2012 12:20 AM
I would claim that copyright is about protecting legitimate rights 
to fiscal profits from a publication, [...]

And a strange claim it is! Essentially, copyright is about providing 
the (potential) creator of a valuable work a legal position that 
will enable and encourage him to indeed create such valuable 
works: this in turn will benefit society. The financial aspect is just
one aspect of this, although obviously an important aspect.

This is nothing new, all those licenses created by Creative
Commons (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/) just deal 
with long-existing aspects of copyright.


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