[ROVERNET - UK] Re: Public Domain Rover Information

Stephen Beer stephen at beerinc.com
Thu Aug 26 22:25:57 BST 2004


I am not for a minute advocating the redistribution of copyrighted 
material. I do, however, think the copyright on a 1947 P2 service manual 
has probably run out long ago.
If I can get my hands on one I will post it in PDF form on my site and 
if anyone objects, I will remove it -- to the detriment of all that is 
good and decent.

I do applaud the efforts of those such as James Dean who could have 
taken the easy road and be selling and servicing things with smawl 
blocks in them. His suggestion of a list of sellers and buyers of things 
we all need is a good one. As one who fiddles with Websites for a 
"living" I am happy to offer any help in this area gratis if it is needed.

Stephen Beer

Vern Klukas wrote:

> James Dean wrote:
>> acquired a huge inventory of used
>> and rare NOS parts forRover2000, 3500S. I also have Factory parts 
>> books and
>> shop manuals I sell parts copies of, and other useful literature, 
>> including
>> this book.
> While I don't want to get involved in the commercial/hobbyist in the 
> newsgroup debate, I have to point out that selling copies of workshop 
> manuals is illegal, in as much as it is a violation of copyright. A 
> parts books is a little more ambiguous, as simple "lists" generally 
> don't rise to the level of copyrightable material, however the 
> illustrations in a parts manual most certainly are copyrighted material.
> Yours
> Vern

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