[Taxacom] Responses from BHL about Nabu Press, etc.
stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Mar 29 17:11:46 CDT 2012
red herring ... an author who can selectively give away copies is a *very different* situation to *anybody* having free access via BHL (only in the latter case is the paper truly freely available) ...
From: Richard Petit <r.e.petit at att.net>
To: Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>; Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu>; TAXACOM at MAILMAN.NHM.KU.EDU
Sent: Friday, 30 March 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Responses from BHL about Nabu Press, etc.
Just because something is made available for free does not mean that it is proper (or legal) for someone else to copy it for profit. As an example, Zootaxa (and other journal) authors receive a .pdf of their papers. These they can freely distribute to colleagues. They may not, however, allow anyone to copy them for profit.
An unstated element in this thread is that Nabu reprints are often of poor quality and sometimes lack plates, etc. That, of course, has nothing to do with the legitimacy of their actions.
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