That's a very cavalier attitude. Especially given the number of people on the
list who are actually creating works, investing time and effort in doing so
and releasing them to the public so that other people can benefit from it.
While a copyright is designed to protect a work, it also records the person/
persons who actually created it. In many cases, making contact with the
copyright owner and explaining what you want to do with their work, will
result in permission to use it.
If the publisher's aren’t willing to print another batch, has anyone
considered writing to the copyright holder and asking permission for it to be
scanned and maybe make it available on the FG site as a PDF or something?
On Friday, 29 April 2016 12:15:16 BST Margaret Barnes via wrote:
I don’t care whether it is legal or not, I too would be prepared to
email any particular townlands anyone wants.
My copy of the Philips Atlas for Fermanagh/Tyrone was purchased at a
remainder bookshop in Sydney. Maybe that was when Octopus were ridding
themselves of the stock they inherited with their purchase.
Margaret in Oz.