Re: B-P's Aids to Scoutmastership
Andrew Heath (HEATHA@BYUVAX.BITNET)
Fri, 8 Jul 1994 21:21:51 -0600
The copies everyone asked for will be on their way soon, sorry for the delay.
My PC is down and my account space was full, I spent the day downloading
everything to my wife's computer and now have room to upload the files. I will
then send them out. ASCII versions first (It's ready), WP versions comming as
well as the pictures from the book in PCX format (they will be incorporated
into the WP version as well) Files will be zipped and UUEncoded. They will also
be sent to John for the listserve.
Thanks for the support, now to answer some questions:
>> > Also before someone asks, NO the book does not have a copyright on it,
>> Are you sure? I've got a copy here which does have a copyright date
>> from the Boy Scouts of Canada....just curious, that's all....
>Since BP died in 1941, Copyright on all of his works expired in 1991.
>This doesn't apply to books he was just a co-author of, annotated
>collections and compilations of his works, and translations.
>E.g. Scouting for Boys as published by him is OK to distribute, any
>edition revised by someone else isn't, and translations into other
>languages aren't freely distributable unless the translator was dead
>50 years ago, too.
>Ok, I know you aren't interested in his works translated, but I am :-)
The copy I have is also a BSC edition, and no there is no copyright
date, it does give a 1945 date that the plates were received from BSA.
>Anyway, I think any effort to disseminate his works more widely would
>be just in keeping with his intentions. Also, I would contact Project
>Gutenberg and have them distribute AtS and SfB (provided you are able
>and willing to scan it, of course) to give them a wider exposure. I
>would distribute any such effort to an Italian Scouting-related File
I have 2 other books by BP which i hope to someday do the same to but it will
take a while to complete the project as they are larger documents.
Andrew J. Heath (email@example.com)
I used to be an OWL...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City