Sometimes because of the scanning the copyright holder isn't totally visible. I helped someone who asked--the copyright holder's name was the very first line under the page break, and in fairly small print (I guess that wouldn't matter, would it--smile) whereas the rest of the copyright page info was quite a bit further down the page. I think he just missed it and thought perhaps the publisher held the copyright. Also, sometimes when the word "copyright" isn't there and only the symbol is, it doesn't scan as the symbol but as something un-identifiable. That was the case with another book someone asked about. Cindy --- Gerald Hovas <geraldhovas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I spoke to Gustavo week before last about the > problem of kicking books back > to the Step 1 page due to copyright issues. He says > that the main reason it > is happening is because some volunteers do not > understand what copyright is > and that they are entering the publisher's name in > the copyright field > instead of the copyright holder. > > That is why I downloaded The Abortion Myth to take a > look for myself at its > copyright page. If you read Elizabeth's earlier > messages related to her > problems with the copyright for that book, she said > more than once that the > copyright seems to be the publisher. She asked for > help verifying the > copyright and expressed frustration over the book > not being accepted. As > you can see from the following copyright statement > taken from the downloaded > book, the copyright says that the holder is Leslie > Cannold, who is the > author, not the publisher. > > Copyright © Leslie Cannold, 1998 > > E, I don't mean to be picking on you. You just > happen to be the first one > with a copyright issue since I spoke with Gustavo > about the problem. > > The Bookshare staff is looking into updating the > validation instructions to > explain how to identify the copyright holder and > copyright date to prevent > future frustration by volunteers. > > Gerald > > -----Original Message----- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On > Behalf Of Mike Pietruk > Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:57 AM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: copyright validation > > > Kaitlyn > > What Gustavo apparently is looking for is > verification of the copyright > from a source that isn't the book itself. > The easiest one, if it is listed, is the database of > the U.S. copyright > office. > Other possibilities include other web sources or a > note from the copyright > holder. > The book itself appears not to be enough. > Why, beats me!! > > > 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. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com 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.