Publishing old manuals and books on the web. Legal?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Fri Apr 25 02:15:01 2003

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, The Design Fort DTP wrote:

> I'm in the process of digitizing a lot of old manuals and books. Some pieces
> I want to make downloadable on my website.
> But I don't want to run into trouble with copyright etc. Does anybody have
> experience with publishing old stuff on the internet?
> I'm thinking about stuff like Heathkit manuals, or the "How to build a
> digital computer" book. Or articles of old Popular Electronics magazines
> that are relevant to vintage computers.

I would just put them up. If/when you get a cease & desist letter, take
the offending material off and that's that.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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