[sword-devel] John Gill
Tue, 4 Jul 2000 18:01:38 -1000
For something to be copyrighten it needs to be a creative work. Somehow he
believes that having volunteers type it in, then correcting errors, and
don't forget: changing roman numberals to digits is a creative work.
It would never hold up in a court of law. He has done this simply to
discourage other people for 'benefiting' from volunteer work (as if the
Online Bible is free or something -- last time I looked the price of the CD
was $60 and climbing!).
He has a history of placing copyrights on volunteer work. That's why many of
his volunteers no longer submit there work to him - no names mentioned, but
I know a few.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pergamum" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2000 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] John Gill
> Sorry to but into this guys, but.... "copyrighted because 'he typed it
> So let me get this straight? If I type up "Footprints", the Declaration of
> Independence, the Magna Carta, and the King James version, I can slap a
> copyright on it??? My goodness, I'll be richer than Avarice!!!!
> Yeah right... This guy needs to really review his ethics, and his law. But
> that's just my opinion, I *could* be wrong.
> In Christ Jesus,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Troy A. Griffitts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, 02 July, 2000 15:30
> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] John Gill
> > Larry had his copyright displayed prominently in the text and we had not
> > had any definitive statements as to the legality of his claims. The
> > module would be on our site enciphered if we had encipher support
> > working for lexicon / dictionary modules. The code is there, it just
> > doesn't work ;) It actually should have no trouble deciphering the
> > text, but my cheezy cipher utility doesn't seem to work correctly with
> > anything other than Biblical texts. I would love to get word on the
> > status of this text and post it publicly if we can.
> > -Troy.
> > Chris Little wrote:
> > >
> > > You are correct it seems. But there used to be a Gill file up there.
> > > Larry Pierce ask us to take it down (you know, on account of the fact
> > > he owns copyright on this 240 year old work because he and other
> > > typed it in)?
> > >
> > > --Chris Little
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Todd K. Pedlar
> > > Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 6:38 PM
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: Re: [sword-devel] John Gill
> > >
> > > If Gill's Expositor is a SWORD module, where is it available from?
> > > I can't find it anywhere on the CrossWire site...
> > >
> > > Todd