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

Roger Sperberg rsperberg at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 13 14:32:26 PDT 2001

On 13-Aug-2001, Jon O. wrote:

>Diaz has no right to tell me what I can do with a Public Domain ebook.
>Project Gutenberg should review its licensing and take control back
>from the greedy corporations attempting to usurp the public's
>Intellectual Rights.

Since Adobe is not the publisher of any of the titles it distributes, it's
clear to me why you think it is Adobe telling you what you may or may not do
with a public-domain e-book.

The permissions are set by the publisher. Anyone may take a public domain
title and publish it. Neither Project Gutenberg nor anyone else can restrict
them in
any way -- since it's public domain, PG doesn't own that work. No one owns
it. And
the only thing PG could do is specify conditions under which the publisher
uses the
licensed Project Gutenberg trademark.

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