Yep, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is the copyright holder. The Star Wars books in the collection have Lucasfilm, Ltd as their copyright holder, and I've seen Twentieth Century Fox as the copyright holder on some novelizations based on their movies. I'd guess maybe 3/4 of the books I see have the author as the copyright holder, but there are lots of variations. I'm editing 2 <something> for Dummies books now, and their 2 copyright holders are not the authors, but Hungry Minds, Inc. who's the publisher too. Just use the name next to the latest copyright date (if there are multiple dates) and you'll be fine. Good luck, Rik! Carrie Rik James <d28rik@xxxxxxx> wrote: Thanks, Tom. The one book with the Metro-Goldwyn copyright had this on the page: & © 1999 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All rights reserved. The Outer Limits is a trademark of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., and is licensed by MGM Consumer Products. The submitter had I assumed put that in the copyright form, or maybe a Bookshare staff? I don't know. But having only submitted books before this week, it was the first I had ever run into it. The books I had scanned and submitted had always listed copyright to auther. And yes, I do know it is critical. And thanks for your help. I hope I will gain experience and knowledge and be able to figure out things better and be most accurate. Rik -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of tom hawkins Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 4:46 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Step 2 page form questions Hi Rick, I'll probably not be the first to tell you this, but the copyright is one of the most important items on BookShare's list of musts be correct! It is mormally the author but not necessarily. IIt is generally listed on the inside of the book with the publication information. As a result can easily be mis-placed or mis-construde. My experience is that it always says"copyright by so and so and the year date" or the order may be reversed and give the date first. But regardless it nust and Gustavo will hold approval of your submission if he is not convinced of it's accuracy. Publishers as copyright holders is not unusual but should ve verified by a sighted person and that verification suvmitted with the book. Good Luck Tom Hawkins ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rik James" To: Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 3:02 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Step 2 page form questions > On Step 2 page for when going to accept or reject a particular book... > > Question 1: > > Copyright Name: (is it the author or book name) > I've always put book title there. > - One book I validated it had the author name > - Another had the copyright publisher (MGM) > which is correct? > Or mabye both? > I guess a company like Metro Goldwyn Mayer can own the copyright thus that > is what we put? > > Question 2: > > There is a Help button by these links mentioned above. But on my IE 6, I > get a 2-tone sound from Windows and nothing happens, except that JAWS and > the program loses focus. I figure it is a security setting. Anyone have > a > helpful suggestion on how to cause that not to happen? I do have the > Bookshare already set as one of my "Trusted Sites" in IE. > > > In Today's News: > > Just an aside to you other book lovers, some of you may relate to this. > In > today's New York Times (Friday, March 3) check out a piece in the > Editorial > section. > > Observer Yellowing Paper, Stiffening Glue and the Sudden Demise of a > Library. By VERLYN KLINKENBORG > "Some days I suspect that the objects around me are aging faster than I > am." > > Until downloading a bunch of these national daily newspapers & magazines > from Bookshare, I never really read a lot of them. Thanks, to NFB > Newsline > and Bookshare! Such a treasure! I hope someday my local paper will be on > that list. > > Rik > > 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. --------------------------------- Relax. Yahoo! Mail virus scanning helps detect nasty viruses!