Pavi should have said that it was an amendment to copyright law, not to the constitution. And yes, if a play is in book form (or any other form), it's still prohibited (excepting the one publisher who allowed us to put in their plays). This applies to screenplays too. Carrie ________________________________ From: Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 7:22:45 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: DON'T PANIC! I put a play into the collection Two questions: First, are you sure that you meant constitutional amendment? If so, I do not understand what constitution is being amended. Second, if a play is in the form of a bound book with a title page and a copyright page just like any other book is it still prohibited? On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Pavi Mehta <pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Yes indeed, there was a segment in the last newsletter about plays in the > collection, am including the relevant extract here: > > > Certain Dramatic Works to Enter the Collection: > > As volunteers you are familiar with the fact that dramatic works are not > covered by the Chafee Amendment (the constitutional amendment that gives > authorized institutions such as Bookshare.org the right to distribute > copyrighted non-dramatic literary works in specialized formats to qualified > individuals). However we are pleased to inform you that the terms of > agreement with certain publishing partners now give us permission to include > both their dramatic and non-dramatic works. As a result, Bookshare.org is > currently in the process of obtaining and processing qualifying plays > in-house and you will notice them as they are added to the collection. > > ***************************************** > > Currently all the eligible plays have been ordered and will be processed > in-house. Carrie wanted to make sure that as these plays enter the > collection, there was no concern on the list about their legality, and also > that volunteers didn't duplicate effort by working on these titles themselves. > > 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 > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cindy Rosenthal > Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 12:16 AM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: DON'T PANIC! I put a play into the collection > > I think there was a note in the last newsletter about > some publishers okaying or donating their plays, but I > may be wrong. > > Cindy > > --- Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >> Hi gang, >> >> I know that there are people who keep close watch on >> the Bookshare collection, so I want to reassure >> everyone that adding The Crucible into the >> collection is okay. Pavi will be releasing a >> statement tomorrow morning about Bookshare adding >> plays to the collection. Because there was a student >> request for The Crucible, I wanted to put it into >> the collection ASAP. The 2 main points I want to >> stress about this are: >> 1. Pavi will explain why I can add a play in. >> 2. She will also explain why volunteers should not. >> Please don't start scanning plays! >> >> Till tomorrow, Carrie >> >> >> >> > > > WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS > AVAILABLE AT > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/wish_list/wish_list.htm > www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm > > A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ > www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm > > > > > 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.