[sword-devel] Gill, Keil & Delitzsch commentaries?

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Mon Apr 16 14:49:34 MST 2007

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Andrew Cogan wrote:

> > The K&D is available on http://www.biblecentre.net/.
> > You need an account (fairly low cost) to acccess the
> > site, but the text is free (in the public domain).
> Biblecentre.net got most (all?) of their texts via illegally extracting them
> from various Bible software packages and they have no licenses for their
> copyrighted texts. To see the list of copyrights they pretend to
> "acknowledge", go to their home page and click the "copyright info" link,
> which takes you to http://www.biblecentre.net/links/main.htm. Please do not
> reward their illegal and unethical behavior by buying a membership to their
> site or using their ill-gotten texts as the basis for SWORD modules.

He has personally scanned many books, both old public domain and new
copyrighted. Some texts are ripped off from e.g. Ages Library.

Original K&D should be public domain. If the scanned pictures are from
the ORIGINAL, it's not wrong to OCR, proofread and publish them (thats
my opinion, IANAL).  But there are newer paper editions available which
have been changed by the new publisher and the changed material is under
copyright. OCR and proofreading belongs to other parties like CCEL.

K&D is on top of my wishlist. If someone has the scanned pages of the
original, maybe he could give them to CCEL? It's a huge undertaking to
OCR and proofread that kind of work but very valuable, K&D is one of the
most respected conservative commentaries on OT ever.

	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)

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