Why is that exactly? I'm thinking more in terms of books like The Riverside Shakespeare (because I have that book). Looking at the copyright statute as linked to by bookshare it seems bookshare is limited to "non dramatic literary works". However the only additional material in the book consists of a vast number of footnotes, as well as hihistorical material about the period and production. The restriction on teacher's editions of textbooks makes somewhat more sense. Care to explain? On 1/25/10, Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Plays can be put into the collection if 1) they are out of copyright (like > Shakespeare), or 2) the publisher has given us written permission to put > their specified plays in. Random House gave us permission to put some of > their plays in, which we have done. Simon&Schuster has now given us > permission to put some of their plays in too. Wahoo! I believe that S&S will > be sending us their plays in digital format, so I'm hoping that the plays > will be in sooner rather than later. > > The one zinger that sometimes confuses people is when a copyrighted book is > published that contains an out-of-copyright play and additional material > (like notes, translations, etc.) Because the entire book is either > copyrighted or not, the additional material makes the book copyrighted, > which means we can't put the book in. There are a lot of Shakespeare's plays > with the play on one page and its translation on the other. I'd love to put > those books in, but I can't, because the translation is copyrighted even > though the play isn't. > > Hope this explains the policy! Carrie > > > > > ________________________________ > From: Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Sun, January 24, 2010 10:01:17 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Simon & Schuster > > Hi Carrie!! > > Are plays acceptable on Bookshare now? I wasn't aware of the change if > there is one. > > Debby > > At 06:12 PM 1/21/2010, Carrie Karnos wrote >> I am especially excited to put the play, The Miracle Worker, into the >> collection. I have had a LOT of requests for it. And it's certainly >> appropriate for Bookshare! > > > -- > mailto:<the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx> > -- > Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don't have. Just dreaming > about nice things is meaningless; it is like chasing the wind.--Ecclesiastes > 6:9 NLT > > 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. > > > -- Soronel Haetir soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx 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.