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  Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
Subject:   Piracy and Copyright
Date:   2002-12-12 07:19:53
From:   choppy
Agreeing with the article, I'd like to add another concern. I help prepare candidates for Holy Orders largely with materials mailed or from the Web. There are useful books long out of print, but still protected by copyright,available only occasionally from rare book dealers. I'd like to be able to scan some of these and provide them to candidates.


Seems to me a reasonable book copyright limit might be some number of years after the book goes out of print and is no longer sold.


Thus the author and publisher would not loose
revenue, but the books would be widely available.
I could even live with a modest royalty policy
for electronic copies of out of print books.


Louis Chopin Cusachs, M.Div., Ph.D.

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  • Tim O'Reilly photo Piracy and Copyright
    2002-12-12 09:36:47  Tim O'Reilly | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Getting works such as these clearly into the public domain, and fighting the extensions of copyright that have diminished the public domain, is the aim of a great outfit called Creative Commons. Check out creativecommons.org, and see what you can do to help.