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by Carl Manchester
Mon 6. Jun 2011, 18:10
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 40195

Re: File hosting, distribution and storage

On the other hand, creating a German audiobook on LV that is non-PD in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but PD in the US or Canada cannot be called reasonable. I think this kind of case-by-case reasoning does already take place within LV. Sure, this is subjective, but so is life :) "Reasonable" wou...
by Carl Manchester
Fri 3. Jun 2011, 15:59
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 40195

Re: File hosting, distribution and storage

I The longest term should be applied. My point, really, is that this would be too complicated (not to mention unnecessarily complicated) to operate. Someone would need to decide what countries matter, make a complete survey of their copyright laws then keep on top of it on an ongoing basis. Of cour...
by Carl Manchester
Fri 3. Jun 2011, 02:11
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 40195

Re: File hosting, distribution and storage

Hi all, I'm not a lawyer. But, on the internet, anyone can be a lawyer if they want, and it occurs to me that maybe the project would need to pick a single legal jurisdiction and stick to it. LV goes by the notion that its files are hosted in California, so that's whose law applies. I would guess th...
by Carl Manchester
Fri 3. Jun 2011, 01:00
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Ten books
Replies: 12
Views: 11175

Re: Ten books

I thought we were supposed to be all snuggled up and harmonised now. Is that a loophole that Germany doesn't have? Oh, well, at least there's still the rule about nothing being illegal on a public holiday. I presume that's in force everywhere :?: .
by Carl Manchester
Thu 2. Jun 2011, 21:43
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Ten books
Replies: 12
Views: 11175

Re: Ten books

Oh yeah, you're right about Virginia Woolf, I wasn't counting properly. Still, it's never too early to prepare. Philosophical Investigations should be PD on the face of it , though, because it was published posthumously in 1953, so death plus 50 would apply in the EU. Slightly complicated, because i...
by Carl Manchester
Thu 2. Jun 2011, 21:23
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Domain name
Replies: 24
Views: 20866

Re: Domain name

Congratulations Viktor. I like the name Legamus, although I'm not sure I agree that LibriVox.eu is problematic - it mirrors what Project Gutenberg do, after all. One thing I would say - and I have to admit my Latin is not great, so I may be mistaken - is that "legamus" can mean "I read", but it can ...
by Carl Manchester
Thu 2. Jun 2011, 21:17
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Ten books
Replies: 12
Views: 11175

Ten books

I've made a list of 10 books that Legamus could record, just really in an attempt to demonstrate the worthwhile-ness of getting the project off the ground. I've tried to include a mix of languages, but I also have to confess to not being familiar with very much literature that isn't in either Englis...