Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 10:10:25 -0800
Reply-To: Alistair Bell <albell@UVIC.CA>
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From: Alistair Bell <albell@UVIC.CA>
Subject: Re: ETKA & ELSA ? Canada different than the US?
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Just a minor point, the copyright laws as they pertain to digital media do
differ from one country to another. Not that I am saying it is legal (in
Canada) to distribute copied versions of other's works without their
permission, but for a couple of years now, we Canadians have been paying a
tax on recordable media that is/was supposed to be returned to the original
Muddies up the water a bit.
Also, and it has been mentioned on this list before, sometimes we have
different ethics when it comes "stealing" from corporations (ie VW) versus
Anyhoo, I think all vans should come with a copy of EKTA and a copy of the
Bentley Manual. And Vanagon listserv instructions :)
'82 Westy -> diesel converted to gas in '94
on 21/11/03 9:59 am, Jeffrey Schwaia wrote:
> IMHO: Selling ETKA is an ethical issue. On one hand, I agree that Frank is
> probably not making too much money selling a few copies at $10 each, on the
> other hand, does he really have the right to sell it at all (regardless of
> the price)?
> Perhaps we could start a free ETKA society. I haven't looked into it, but I
> doubt if it would be very difficult to create a downloadable copy of ETKA.
> That way anyone with enough bandwidth (or patience) could get a copy. The
> bandwidth impaired could borrow a copy and reimburse the sender for shipping
> (if necessary).
> ETKA 4 ALL...
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