Sarah, just wanted to clarify that I only said that I don't want Bookshare.org scans going to illegal purposes. I do understand that there could be legal purposes: for example, someone who scans a book for a school for a student with a disability under fair use or under state law (which may include a book purchase requirement) can submit the same scan to Bookshare.org. If NLS or RFB&D wanted your scans as well, that would be fine with me. If you have a bona fide legal place to send it, that's ok. But, other than schools (for the purposes of providing an accessible book for a student with a disability), or national Chafee authorized organizations, there probably are not other legal options where distributing a scanned book to a third party is explicitly ok under U.S. copyright law. And, some schools have gotten legal opinions discouraging them even from meeting their legal obligations to provide accessible books to students! And, I'm not making this up on the fly here. Section 7.4 of the Volunteer Agreement covers this issue in some detail: "7.4 Material scanned by Volunteer may not be used for purposes other than those outlined in the Volunteer job description or distributed to third parties, because such uses would generally violate Copyright law. There are some narrow exclusions that may apply to Volunteers who are actively working for the educational system and/or have specific legal authority to scan books (for example, a teacher or aide scanning a book for a disabled student under a specific state law mandating or permitting such access). Volunteer is responsible for ensuring that any such activities are conducted in compliance with applicable laws and is advised to consult with legal counsel on whether such exclusions apply to Volunteer's activities. While Volunteer may have to copy or modify the Content as part of Volunteer Activities, Volunteer agrees not to reproduce or redistribute those materials to or for anyone else without the prior written permission of Benetech. Volunteer understands that any violation of these restrictions, including, but not limited to, assisting anyone else to defeat the encryption involved in delivery of these Content, may constitute copyright infringement for which Volunteer will be liable to the copyright owners and may violate the provisions of 17 U.S.C. §1201 and other parts of the Copyright laws." I also covered this explicitly (but more simply) in an earlier email, where I tackled three cases. The third was: "Sending books you scan for Bookshare.org to someplace illegal. Also uncool, and against the volunteer agreement. We don't want a publisher to discover a Bookshare.org book on some warez site, compare it to our copy (which we will let them do) and find it is the same scanned book. " Happy to keep clarifying. 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.