[Taxacom] BHL and print on demand publishers: interpretation of law
dyanega at ucr.edu
Mon Apr 2 13:53:04 CDT 2012
>DA: Nabu, the way I understand it, does not take your new book at the moment
>you publish it and competes with this. Rather, it takes oldish work and
>creates a print on demand and sells it.
Since when is 1997 "oldish"?
Even if one allows for the possibility of a recent work being public
domain, and therefore legally eligible for Nabu to re-use, that still
doesn't make it right for them to do it when other people are making
the same content available - for free - and at their own expense.
Nabu does not, apparently, scan any documents themselves; it appears
that they take digital files produced by others and print them and
mail them - and take money for them, sharing nothing with the people
who digitized them and put them online.
Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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