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.