11.0514 Anthro Index; Gutenberg; copyright (U.S.)

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 15 Jan 1998 21:58:05 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 514.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk> (20)
Subject: Anthropological Index Online developments

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (132)
Subject: Project Gutenberg Newsletter for January

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (137)
Subject: Urgent Item: Copyright legislation, Action Alert

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 18:57:26 +0000
From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk>
Subject: Anthropological Index Online developments

Anthropological Index Online continues to develop - the recent data file
was updated before and after the new year, and we have now implemented the
automatic searching of cross reference files - of use for names (where
alternative transliteratiosn exist, for journal titles where names change
(e.g. Man => JRAI) and for keywords (soon).

More changes are planned over the next few months and email-only access is
now in advanced beta testing
yours sincerely
david z

Dr David Zeitlyn,
Lecturer in Social Anthropology,
Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing,
Department of Anthropology,
Eliot College, The University of Kent,
CT2 7NS, UK.
Tel. (44) 1227 764000 -Extn 3360 (or 823360 direct)
Fax (44) 1227 827289

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 15:31:47 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Project Gutenberg Newsletter for January

>> From: "Michael S. Hart" <hart@prairienet.org>

The Project Gutenberg Newsletter for January 1, 1998
[We will hold off sending this for a week so it will
not clog your mailboxes during the holidays. . . . ]

1997 was the first year we did not double production
of Etexts in quite some time, but on the other hand,
it was the first year other Etexts producers created
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Many of these other Etext operations have taken some
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And here are the 32 December Project Gutenberg Etexts
which conclude the 384 Etexts for 1997. We will make
/etext98 directories shortly, and will advise you how
to get the files from them when we announce 32 Etexts
for January, about a month from now.

Mon Year Title and Author [# of PG books by the author][filename.ext]####
A "C" following the Etext number indicates a copyrighted work.

Dec 1997 The Story of the Volsungs [re: Wagner's "Ring"] [vlsngxxx.txt]1152
Dec 1997 The Nibelungenlied [Another Source for The Ring] [nblngxxx.txt]1151
Dec 1997 The Danish History/Books I-IX, by Saxo Grammaticus[dnhstxxx.txt]1150
Dec 1997 From London to Land's End, by Daniel Defoe [DD #6][lndlexxx.txt]1149

Dec 1997 Itineray of Baldwin in Wales, Giraldus Cambrensis [itwlsxxx.txt]1148
Dec 1997 From This World to the Next, by Henry Fielding #2[jtwtnxxx.txt]1147
Dec 1997 Journal of A Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding #1[jlsbnxxx.txt]1146
Dec 1997 Rupert of Hentzau, by Anthony Hope [See Zenda]# [rprhnxxx.xxx]1145

Dec 1997 In the Cage, by Henry James [Henry James #16] [incagxx.xxx]1144
Dec 1997 Notes on Life and Letters, by Joseph Conrad [#19] [ntlflxx.xxx]1143
Dec 1997 Typhoon, by Joseph Conrad [Joseph Conrad #18] [typhnxx.xxx]1142
Dec 1997 Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde [Oscar Wilde #17] [spoowxx.xxx]1141

Dec 1997 Latter-Day Pamphlets, by Thomas Carlyle[Carlyle #4][latdaxx.xxx]1140
Dec 1997 Fisherman's Luck, by Henry van Dyke [Van Dyke #3][fshlkxx.xxx]1139
Dec 1997 The Research Magnificent, by H.G. Wells [Wells #13][rschmxx.xxx]1138
Dec 1997 A Lover's Complaint, by William Shakespeare [WL] [1ws44xx.xxx]1137

Dec 1997 King Henry VIII, by William Shakespeare [WL] [1ws42xx.xxx]1136
Dec 1997 Tempest, by William Shakespeare [World Library] [1ws41xx.xxx]1135
Dec 1997 The Winter's Tale, by William Shakespeare [WL] [1ws40xx.xxx]1134
Dec 1997 Cymbeline, by William Shakespeare [World Library] [1ws39xx.xxx]1133

Dec 1997 The Life of Timon of Athens, by Wm Shakespeare [WL][1ws37xx.xxx]1132
Dec 1997 The Tragedy of Coriolanus, William Shakespeare [WL][1ws36xx.xxx]1131
Dec 1997 Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare [WL][1ws35xx.xxx]1130
Dec 1997 Macbeth, by William Shakespeare [World Library] [1ws34xx.xxx]1129

Dec 1997 King Lear, by William Shakespeare [World Library] [1ws32xx.xxx]1128
Dec 1997 Othello, The Moor of Venice, by Shakespeare [WL][1ws32xx.xxx]1127
Dec 1997 Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare [WL][1ws31xx.xxx]1126
Dec 1997 All's Well that End's Well, William Shakespeare[WL][1ws30xx.xxx]1125

Dec 1997 History of Troilus and Cressida, by Shakespeare[WL][1ws29xx.xxx]1124
Dec 1997 Twelfth Night; or What You Will, by Shakespeare[WL][1ws28xx.xxx]1123
Dec 1997 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, by Wm Shakespeare [WL][1ws26xx.xxx]1122
Dec 1997 As You Like It, William Shakespeare [World Library][1ws25xx.xxx]1121

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Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 15:35:45 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Urgent Item: Copyright legislation, Action Alert

>> From: cyselfe@mtu.edu (Cindy Selfe)

> Dear Colleague,
> As Chair of the CCCC, I want to urge you to support two important
> pieces of copyright legislation now before Congress. Your *immediate
> action* is needed. I ask two things of you:
> 1. Please write, visit, or call your House Representative and urge
> him/her to *co-sponsor* H.R. 3048, the "Digital Era Copyright
> Enhancement Act," sponsored by Representatives Rick Boucher (D-VA)
> and Tom Campbell (R-CA).
> 2. Please write, visit, or call your Senatorand urge him/her to
> support S. 1146, the "Digital Copyright Clarification and Technology
> Act" introduced by Senator John Ashcroft.
> These two bills expand current "fair use" legislation to the digital
> age. They ensure that educators, students, and the public will have
> access to electronic information, can browse the Internet and World
> Wide Web online without copy-right infringement, and can use and
> exchange knowledge for educational and research purposes.
> In short,these bills balance and correct much more restrictive and
> punitive legislation that is now being considered in Congress.
> Without these bills, we may face a future in which *fair use is
> abolished* in the digital era and in which only teachers and
> students who can afford to "pay-per-browse" can access, quote from,
> and analyze electronic information.
> The Digital Future Coalition, to which NCTE and CCCC belong, is urging
> all its members to contact their House Representatives, requesting
> *co-sponsorship* of H.R. 3048 and their Senators, requesting support for
> S. 1146. Handwritten letters and personal visits are most effective.
> Please consider visiting your representative's local office while
> Congress is in recess (until Jan 26). And please alert your colleagues
> and students about this important legislation.
> A brief summary of H.R. 3048 appears below; more details are available
> at the Digital Future Coalition's website (http://www.dfc.org).
> To find out who represents you in Congress, visit
> http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/email.html
> More details on H.R. 3048 follow:
> The Boucher-Campbell Bill, H.R. 3048
> What Does It Do? Why Does DFC Support It?
> Representatives Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Tom Campbell (R-CA) have
> introduced the only comprehensive bill in the U.S. House of
> Representatives that will maintain balance in the Copyright Act by
> preserving for consumers, educators, librarians, researchers, and other
> Netizens fundamental rights in the digital era. Like a similar bill
> introduced by Senator John Ashcroft (S. 1146), this comprehensive,
> balanced bill has the strong support of the DFC. If you agree with us
> that the House of Representatives should adopt the Boucher-Campbell bill
> instead of the legislation proposed by the Clinton Administration (H.R.
> 2281), we encourage you to send an e-mail to your elected Representative
> in the House. (To contact your Representative, click here to connect to
> a Library of Congress compilation of e-mail directories--the site also
> includes a helpful "Who represents me in Congress" section and regular
> mail addresses.)
> Section 1. The bill is known as the "Digital Era Copyright Enhancement
> Act."
> Fair Use. Section 2 would amend section 107 of the Copyright
> Act to reaffirm that a finding of "fair use" may be made
> without regard to the means by which a work has been performed,
> displayed, or distributed. Thus, just as teachers, librarians, and
> others may make "fair use" copies of portions of copyrighted works
> today in the analog world, they may do so tomorrow in the digital
> world.
> Library Preservation. Section 3 would amend section 108 of the
> Copyright Act to allow libraries and archives to use new forms of
> technology to make three copies of endangered materials for
> archival purposes.
> First Sale. Section 4 would amend section 109 of the Copyright Act
> to establish the digital equivalent of the "first sale" doctrine.
> Under current law, a person who has legally obtained a book or
> video cassette may physically transfer it to another person without
> permission of the copyright owner. Section 4 would permit
> electronic transmission of a lawfully acquired digital copy of a
> work as long as the person making the transfer eliminates erases or
> that copy of the work from his or her system at substantially the
> same time as he or she makes the transfer.
> Distance Learning. Section 5 would amend sections 110(2) and 112(b)
> of the Copyright Act to ensure that educators can use personal
> computers and new technology in a broad range of educational
> settings in the same way they now use televisions to foster
> distance learning. In addition, Section 5 would broaden the range
> of works that may be performed, displayed, or distributed to
> include the various kinds of works that might be included in a
> multimedia lesson.
> Ephemeral Copies. Section 6 would amend section 117 of the
> Copyright Act to make explicit that electronic copies of material
> incidentally or temporarily made in the process of using a computer
> or a computer network may not serve as the sole basis for copyright
> infringement liability, such as when a work is viewed on the World
> Wide Web.
> Unfair Licenses. Section 7 would effectively preclude copyright
> owners from using non-negotiable license terms to abrogate or
> narrow rights and use privileges that consumers otherwise would
> enjoy under the Copyright Act, such as their fair use privilege, by
> preempting state common and statutory law, such as the proposed
> changes to the Uniform Commercial Code.
> Black Boxes. Section 8 would implement the anti-circumvention and
> copyright management information provisions of the WIPO Copyright
> Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. The treaties
> do not require the broad prohibition of software and devices that
> might be used by infringers as proposed in the legislation drafted
> by the Clinton Administration. Consistent with the treaties, section
> 8 would create liability only for a person who, for purposes of
> infringement, knowingly circumvents the operation of an effective
> technological measure used by a copyright owner to limit
> reproduction of a work in a digital format. The bill also would
> create liability for a person who knowingly provides false copyright
> management information or removes or alters copyright management
> information without the authority of the copyright owner, and with
> the intent to mislead or induce or facilitate infringement.

Cynthia L. Selfe
Humanities Department
Michigan Technological University
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Houghton, MI 49931

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