Re: Digital Database. What Does It Mean?
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on September 12, 2002 at 00:16:05:
In Reply to: Digital Database. What Does It Mean? posted by Jack Fay on September 11, 2002 at 00:29:05:
: The following appears in my contract with a publisher:
: The Work is being sold as a book and as a CD-ROM. The Publisher (a professional association) has recently placed portions of the book on the "Members Only" section of its web site. The association's 30,000+ members have down-loadable access to my material. They may very well ask, "Why buy the book when I can get its contents free?"
: The association's annual dues are $100+. A benefit of membership is access to research materials, which my work happens to be. The association is using my materials to attract income without compensating me.
: If there's an attorney out there who believes I have a case and would be willing to take it on for a fifty/fifty split, please contact me. FYI, the contract was executed in Virginia.
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