Hi, JIm, Why are you laboring on Labor Day? It's a no-labor day--smile. But seriously, thanks for checking with the lawyer and reporting back to us. The situation has come up with some regularity, because people obtain books that are privately published and are never copyrighted. I've come across a couple that were donated to our used-book store. Now we have the official word and the reason. It would seem that if a book wasn't copyrighted, we'd not be breaking any copyright law by posting the book. However, the only solution I know of is to write to the publisher or author, if an address can be found, and ask for permission, or ask them to send a copy of the book to bookshare. There are have been some books published by religious organizations and not copyrighted where the question has come up. Whether the validator did actually right to the publisher or not, I don't know. Cindy --- Jim@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > Just to let folks know, I touched base with our > lawyer about the "we > have the entire book but there's no copyright > notice" question. Our > legal requirement under Section 121 is "include a > copyright notice > identifying the copyright owner and the date of the > original > publication." Usually, this is on a front matter > page. If we don't > have either, we can't put it up on Bookshare.org. > I'm wondering if > there is another acceptable way to track this > information down if it's > not in the book itself. > > Of course, the usual reason we reject books as > lacking copyright is > because the person scanning the book didn't scan > that page. In such > cases, going back and scanning the copyright page > and adding it back > into the file is the only reasonable solution if > that book is available. > > > But, I found this corner case interesting and worth > a little more > investigation. > > Jim > 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. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com 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.