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

While that's important to us and seems obvious, we don't know what communication the author received at this point.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Lumpkin" <llumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:58 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: email from an author of a book I scanned


scanning and uploading copyrighted books to bookshare is not illegal. It is covered under the Chaffee Ammendment to the copyright laws. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chela Robles" <cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:34 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: email from an author of a book I scanned


I can see both sides to the coin, I understand that authors of any
given material via any medium and having found out that someone has
copied or made a scan of it, or illegally download it without the
written consent of the author and publisher can be like finding the YP
address and hacking into someone's PC, now that'd be a threat never to
forget, but I also see the other side that people with print reading
challenges have to gain access, and they come to organizations like
this one.

On 8/26/08, Chela Robles <cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jim Homme, what instrument or instruments do you play? I play trumpet
and sing tenor and play piano. I hate piracy as well.

On 8/26/08, Larry Lumpkin <llumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Someone needs to explain the Chafee Amendment to her.
On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:01:41 -0500, solsticesinger 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



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