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Old 06-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by khalleron View Post
I'm not claiming copyright, but my work was donated to esspc-ebooks.com - no one has the right to profit from my labor (or Ken Mattern's) without my (our) permission.

It would be the same as if someone were taking books from the MR library and selling them on Amazon without alteration.

There might not be a legal recourse, but telling people to knock it off is perfectly legitimate.
I can see your point if Amazon had MR ebooks on site and charged for them. I don't know if such could be argued if they were in the free category or if Amazon just put up a link to the site though since the books (aside from the creative commons ones) are built from PD files. But if they were to take copies of the Omnibus books or others I have uploaded and sell them I might also be a bit angry. Not so much for the $ (though I might consider myself eligible for a share for having done the conversion & be angry if Amazon didn't give me a share for my labors if they were going to sell it), but because I had uploaded the book at MR meaning for it to be offered freely. Also I would want the credit for the work I had done.
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