More on manuals plus rescue

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Fri Aug 21 12:07:50 CDT 2015

If you have some equipment surely it would reasonable to have the 
manuals for it.
How the manuals are obtained is open to debate but  not if you have the 
right to own them.


On 21/08/2015 17:00, geneb wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Aug 2015, Evan Koblentz wrote:
>>> Years ago I needed a HP service manual for a plotter I was trying to 
>>> repair that I owned. HP of course wouldn't let me have it, so I had 
>>> to buy a PDF copy from someone on eBay. I ended up removing the 
>>> password and posting it on my website.
>> That's called "stealing".
> No it's not.  At *worst* you're voilating the copyright of someone 
> elses copyright violation. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS. NOT. THEFT. This 
> is not my opinion, it's decided case law by the Supreme Court.
>>> The more of it turned free, the better.
>> True, but you can't just take the law into your own hands.
> Well until we get together enough people together to buy a Senator or 
> three like the likes of Disney does, we're not left a whole lot of 
> options.
> g.

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