[Taxacom] print on demand publishers -ICZN implications

David Campbell pleuronaia at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 17:44:58 CDT 2012

To state the problem better, how does one tell the difference between
mere print on demand and valid publication?  This ties into the
oft-repeated arguments about how many copies are enough, and is also
an issue for online publications-just because Fabricus, 1823 is now
readily available online should not revoke the ICZN Opinion 521 that
it was not validly published.

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Stephen Thorpe
<stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
> I'm not sure that David meant "print on demand"? What if someone prints a
> big run and then offers them for sale? Effectively, it is a new publication,
> which happens to be a copy of an old work ...
> Stephen
> From: Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, 3 April 2012 9:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] print on demand publishers -ICZN implications
>>If a work is not available due to not being properly published, e.g.
>>many dissertations, some 19th-century catalogs, etc., but someone
>>prints copies from a scanned version, is there anything that prevents
>>that from constituting publication?
> Goodness, yes!
> Article 9.7 prohibits "copies obtained on demand of an unpublished
> work, even if previously deposited in a library or other archive"
> This is NOT a concern.
> Peace,
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