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RE: [Axiom-developer] Axiom book (partially) available?

From: Page, Bill
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] Axiom book (partially) available?
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 17:01:01 -0400


Yes, I am very much aware of the copyright issue since
that is directly related to the work I do (electronic
publishing and databases for defence). NAG is named in
the front piece of the book as the holder of the copyright -
odd perhaps, since often it is the publisher, Spriner-Verlag.
I look forward to receiving approval from NAG to make a
scanned version of the book available online.

In the mean time, it seems to me that the usual "fair use"
practices would permit me to at least distribute some
parts (how much??) of the book to members of the Axiom
developer and user groups. After all this is (largely) a
research project.

Perhaps there is not yet such a thing as a "free world",
but I am optimistic that it is getting "freer" (as in
freedom, not free beer ... <grin> )

Bill Page.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David MENTRE [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 4:46 PM
> To: Page, Bill
> Cc: 'root'; address@hidden; Tim Daly
> Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Axiom book (partially) available?
> Hello Bill,
> "Page, Bill" <address@hidden> writes:
> > I have the resources to produce a scanned PDF format
> > copy of the AXIOM book. 
> Beware of copyright issues. While Tim has the source of the 
> text of the book and the rights to produce a new version,
> the layout of the original book is still copyrighted by its
> publisher.
> I don't remember the duration of copyright until it falls in 
> the public domain but I doubt the copyright on the original
> Axiom book is expired.
> In short: you can't do that except if you have the written
> consent of the publisher.
> Yours,
> d.
> PS : According to the Gutenberg project, the copyright
>      duration is 50 years after the death of the author.
>      There is no such thing as a free world.
> -- 
>  address@hidden

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