I'm curious, too. It seems odd that she'd check for her name on bookshare out of the blue. Cindy --- On Tue, 8/26/08, Gary Petraccaro <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Gary Petraccaro <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: email from an author of a book I scanned > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 2:47 PM > I'm interested in how she found out the book was even > being scanned. > Given the amount of "sharing" that's going > on, it's no surprise that she > would feel the way she does and, for that matter, should > she even have heard > about BookShare. > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:58 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: email from an author of a > book I scanned > > > > Hi, > > I would give her the benefit of the doubt. I am a > musician. I dislike it > > when people pirate music. Let's see how this turns > out. > > > > Thanks. > > > > Jim > > > > James D Homme, Usability Engineering, Highmark Inc., > > james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx, 412-544-1810 > > > > "The difference between those who get what they > wish for and those who > > don't is action. Therefore, every action you take > is a complete > > success,regardless of the results." -- Jerrold > Mundis > > Highmark internal only: For usability and > accessibility: > > http://highwire.highmark.com/sites/iwov/hwt093/ > > > > > > > > "Laura Ann" > > <agape.wellness.m > > assage@xxxxxxxxx> > To > > Sent by: > bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > bksvol-discuss-bo > cc > > unce@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > g > Subject > > [bksvol-discuss] > Re: email from an > > author of a book > I scanned > > 08/26/2008 02:36 > > PM > > > > > > Please respond to > > bksvol-discuss@fr > > eelists.org > > > > > > > > > > > > > > that is terrible. > > How disappointing that she is so ignorant and hostile > toward blind and > > disabled being able to read in alternant formats. > > > > How nasty. > > Laura An > > At 01:01 PM 8/26/2008, you wrote: > > 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 > > > > 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.