[bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare Policy Change on Volunteer File Sharing

Just wanted to make sure volunteers and bookshare members stick to it
is all just as a reminder.

On 8/19/10, EVAN REESE <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I want to second that. It's actually quite generous, in my view, given how
> touchy publishers can be about potential copyright infringement.
>
> Evan
>
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> From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:15 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare Policy Change on Volunteer File
> Sharing
>
>
>> It's absolutely awesome to see this formalized and in place. Thank you
>> Scott for all the work you put in this to get it done. smile.
>>
>> Judy s.
>>
>> Scott Rains wrote:
>>> Volunteers,
>>>
>>> Below and attached is Bookshare's new official policy on file sharing
>>> between volunteers.
>>>
>>> Please note that I am in an all-company meeting this afternoon and unable
>>>
>>> to respond to any questions you may have until evening.
>>>
>>> Scott Rains
>>> Benetech Fellow, Bookshare Volunteer Department
>>> ________________________________________
>>>
>>> Bookshare exists because of the privileges available to nonprofits like
>>> Benetech to serve people with print disabilities as they are outlined in
>>> the Chafee Amendment to the US Copyright Act.  While Bookshare may
>>> produce copies of print materials for its members it must do so in a
>>> manner that is carefully circumscribed in order to protect the
>>> intellectual property rights of authors and publishers and meet the
>>> requirements of the copyright exception. Such practices include
>>> controlling access to copyrighted materials, requiring contractual,
>>> agreements for all users and volunteers and fingerprinting content.
>>>
>>> During the production process Bookshare also takes great care to prevent
>>> the unauthorized release of copyrighted material. This includes a strict
>>> prohibition on volunteers emailing or otherwise exchanging Bookshare
>>> content directly with each other. In most cases, where an exchange of
>>> document content is necessary between two volunteers the complete
>>> document must first be returned to Bookshare and checked out by the
>>> second volunteer.
>>>
>>> Occasionally, there is a need for portions of books to be exchanged
>>> between volunteers. This most often occurs between a translator and a
>>> proofreader, when a sighted and a blind volunteer team up, or when a scan
>>>
>>> contains numerous errors and the proofreader does not have access to the
>>> physical book. We are changing our policy slightly to permit a limited
>>> exchange of material directly between two Bookshare volunteers (both in
>>> good standing: current, having agreed to the volunteer agreement) in
>>> order to produce more accurate digital documents for Bookshare. This
>>> exchange is limited to a single chapter or up to 10% of the content at a
>>> time, whichever is larger. In the case of graphic elements such as
>>> genealogical charts or illustrations, up to one chapter’s worth of these
>>> elements may be sent in one communication if these elements are separated
>>>
>>> from the book. If neither of these exceptions applies, content must
>>> continue to only be shared by the existing process of returning th
>>
>> e content to Bookshare and the second volunteer checking it out.
>>>
>>>
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