[bksvol-discuss] Re: email from an author of a book I scanned

Thanks, Pavi. I appreciate it.

I was just so surprised to see this in my in-box. I'm guessing she entered her 
name into the bookshare search box, and found my submission of her book, and 
so, decided to send me a little note.

Shannon
Who can heal, but one who has healed herself? 
Who can know, but one who has asked and sought? 
Who can lead, but one who has traveled the way?
--ancient French proverb 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pavi Mehta 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:23 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: email from an author of a book I scanned


  Hi,

   

  Thanks for bringing this to our attention - in the future it would be great 
if you could send a copy of mails of this nature (and hopefully there won't be 
too many more!) directly to my address: pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxxx where it has a 
better chance of swift response (I do read the lists but at a slower pace).

   

  I will plan on responding to the author on behalf of Bookshare - her contact 
information is on her webpage.

   

  Thanks!

   

  All good things,

  Pavi

   

   

  Pavi Mehta

  Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

   

  Benetech 

  480 S. California Ave., Suite 201

  Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA

  Phone:  +1 650 644-3459

   

  pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx

   

  www.benetech.org

   

  The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity 

  A Nonprofit Organization

   

   

   

   

   

  From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of solsticesinger
  Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:02 AM
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] email from an author of a book I scanned

   

  Hi, all.

   

  I received this message from Katharine Webber, the author of Triangle, which 
I recently submitted to the collection. She is apparently displeased that her 
book is in the collection.

   

  I tried to explain that bookshare is not illegal. Here is what she says:

   

  Scanning pages of a book that is copyright and
  therefore protected intellectual property, and then
  ndistributing those pages to other people through a
  website, is a violation of the copyright law. Very
  specifically, you are stealing income from me, the
  author of TRIANGLE and other novels. 

   

  What you are doing is theft. Do you mind that? Would
  you steal a meal in a restaurant, would you steal
  services from your plumber?  If you had no idea it was
  illegal, now you know. Surely you do know this?
  BOOKSHARE IS ILLEGAL THEFT OF PROPERTY. Do you want to
  keep doing it and to wait to be prosecuted? 

   

   

  Who can heal, but one who has healed herself? 
  Who can know, but one who has asked and sought? 
  Who can lead, but one who has traveled the way?
  --ancient French proverb 

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