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

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Mon Aug 13 11:51:47 PDT 2001

on Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 11:13:57AM -0700, Jon O . (jono at microshaft.org) 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...?

As (most) Gutenberg Project works are public domain, no restrictions may
be placed on them, including the restriction not to place restrictions
(technical or legal) on distributions of the same (or derived) works.

GP could apply terms as you suggest to the work as a whole including the
GP material added to the work -- this creates a new (derived) work, a
component of which GP has copyright to.

Public domain is just that:  no one owns the work, no one can specify
rights of others.

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