[sword-devel] DSS (Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls based upon DJD translations)
niccarter at mac.com
Sun Nov 11 16:13:54 MST 2012
Disclaimer: I am not an expert in US law to any degree. I just want to pick up on one thing Greg mentioned:
> Those works ARE subject to Copyright
> unless their authors or publishers have explicitly released them from
The way to make sure that everything is above board and that we are beyond reproach and honouring Christ is to go the extra mile and ask the authors/publishers for explicit permission to distribute (either personally, as Andrew appears to desire, or corporately, as I gather CrossWire would be interested in) their works.
There are two purposes:
1) If the publishers are intending for anyone and everyone to freely copy their works with attribution, perhaps along the lines of CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 (defined at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ ), then they will appreciate the goodwill and the relationship would be beneficial in glorifying God. AND they will freely and quickly grant access. :)
2) If the publishers are more restrictive, according to what others are stating copyright law entitles, we can pray that they are happy for their works to be distributed in a non-profit way with their blessings/permission. :)
Looking at both sides of the fence, I believe it won't hurt to ask. Who is "right" is irrelevant in this outlined proposal.
For His Glory, ybic
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