[bksvol-discuss] Re: Shame Lifters

  • From: "Sue Stevens" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:05:53 -0600


"Shame lifters? What does that mean? And it is Sister Dolores Dean, not Jean.

Sue S.

-----Original Message----- From: Scott Rains
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 5:15 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Shame Lifters

Sr Dolores Jean,

If this a book that you are proofing for Bookshare please familiarize yourself with Benetech policy on protecting intellectual property found here and quoted below. It is not appropriate to mail copyrighted material that you are working on as a Bookshare volunteer:


If this is private communication please refrain from posting it to the Bookshare Volunteer Discussion List. The focus here is on resolving issues related to scanning and proofing Bookshare books.

Scott Rains

A. Policy change 8-17-2010: Sharing files when doing volunteer work for Bookshare

Bookshare exists because of the privileges available to nonprofits like Benetech to serve people with print disabilities as they are outlined in the Chafee Amendment to the US Copyright Act. While Bookshare may produce copies of print materials for its members it must do so in a manner that is carefully circumscribed in order to protect the intellectual property rights of authors and publishers and meet the requirements of the copyright exception. Such practices include controlling access to copyrighted materials, requiring contractual agreements for all users and
             volunteers, and fingerprinting content.

During the production process Bookshare also takes great care to prevent the unauthorized release of copyrighted material. This includes a strict prohibition on volunteers emailing or otherwise exchanging Bookshare content directly with each other. In most cases, where an exchange of document content is necessary between two volunteers the complete document must first be returned to Bookshare and checked out by the second volunteer.

Occasionally, there is a need for portions of books to be exchanged between volunteers. This most often occurs between a translator and a proofreader, when a sighted and a blind volunteer team up, or when a scan contains numerous errors and the proofreader does not have access to the physical book. We are changing our policy slightly to permit a limited exchange of material directly between two Bookshare volunteers (both in good standing: current, having agreed to the Volunteer Agreement) in order to produce more accurate digital documents for Bookshare. This exchange is limited to a single chapter or up to 10% of the content at a time, whichever is larger. In the case of graphic elements such as genealogical charts or illustrations, up to one chapter's worth of these elements may be sent in one communication if these elements are separated from the book. If neither of these exceptions applies, content must continue to only be shared by the existing process of returning the content to Bookshare and the second
             volunteer checking it out.

From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dolores Dean [srdolores@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:43 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Shame Lifters

Debbie, I'm not sure how to attach this, but here goes. Please let me
know if you get it.

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