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Boycott O'Reilly? Not likely!

by jdtoronto (Prior)
on Jan 22, 2004 at 15:14 UTC ( #323206=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Boycott O'Reilly
in thread Boycott O'Reilly

Why don't you want to repeat it? Why don't you even link to it? Come on, if you have a valid complaint then make it. If you want to hide behind your unsubstaniated claims please fell free to do so, but don't expect any of us here to take you seriously.

As for post-dating a copyright claim. Um, is it an infringement of a law to make a claim where the law requires no claim? As of March 1989 it is unnecessary to make a claim for copyright in the US.

In fact I liked the book you refer to. I found the material presented very useful and informative. It has helped me to understand the processes of spidering and what I could expect as results. I also have the "Linux Server Hacks" and for a non-sysadmin like me it is also very useful.

Sorry, no boycott for me! I have found O'Reilly one of the most ethical publisher in the field of recent years and I will continue to support them in any way that I can.

jdtoronto


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Re: Boycott O'Reilly? Not likely!
by hardburn (Abbot) on Jan 22, 2004 at 15:28 UTC

    As for post-dating a copyright claim. Um, is it an infringement of a law to make a claim where the law requires no claim?

    Yes, it is. True, the law doesn't require a copyright claim, but if you do make one, there are certain rules you have to follow. One of them is that the copyright claim on the item has to be on the year it was first published in.

    As I noted in one of my other posts in this thread, post-copyright claims are extremely widespread in the entire publishing industry on items published near the end of the year. In my high school German class, the teacher had just ordered recently-published books at the end of 1999 with a copyright of 2000. Illegal? Yes, but hardly something worth boycotting over.

    Update: Fixed ugly grammatical errors. Must make better use of preview.

    ----
    I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
    -- Schemer

    : () { :|:& };:

    Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

Re: Boycott O'Reilly? Not likely!
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jan 22, 2004 at 15:31 UTC
    As of March 1989 it is unnecessary to make a claim for copyright in the US.
    Yes...., but that doesn't mean it's valid to willingly make an incorrect claim [1]. Furthermore, if you sue for damages if there has been a copyright infrigment, you greatly reduce your chance of collecting damages if you didn't make your claim.

    [1] With that statement, I'm not saying that putting a Copyright © 2004 statement in a book that's published at the end of 2003 is an invalid claim.

    Abigail

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