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 > > ----- Original Message ----- > 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. >>> >>> >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list >> of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. >> > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.