[free-sklyarov] The Anti-DMCA Index -- Libraries, Ebooks and the DMCA

Mark K. Bilbo mkbilbo at cdcla.com
Mon Aug 13 11:47:42 PDT 2001

Jon O . wrote:

>On 13-Aug-2001, Kurt Foss wrote:
>>At 10:23 AM -0700 8/13/01, Jon O . wrote:
>>>I think you are right about this.
>>Just to confirm -- he is indeed correct. While the term "Read Aloud"
>>is one of the eBook permissions that a publisher can choose, the
>>meaning is not what it seems. There's also a technological component
>>involved as to whether a user can make use of "Read Aloud" even when
>>permission is enabled.
>Yes, and it seems very interesting that the Gutenberg Project who 
>converted the work allows for such restrictions to be placed on their
>works. I wonder if a modification to the Gutenberg "Terms of Use" or 
>something would help, stating that use of this text is permitted
>so long as other restrictions are not applied...?

I still want to knew where anybody gets off putting restrictions of ANY 
kind on a public domain work.

I question whether it's legal to do so. It's certainly stupid. Anybody 
at all can distribute the work in whatever form they want which means 
the restricted version will lose money.


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