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Re: Re. Hathi Orphans?
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- Subject: Re: Re. Hathi Orphans?
- From: Alex Holzman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:37:34 EDT
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I'd like to stand this on its head if I may. If I were undertaking a huge venture that might involve usurping rights I legally don't own, I would think it my responsibility to try all I could to reach those rightsholders. Did Hathi Trust reach out to the Authors Guild to try to work with them? (And by the way, the Authors Guild is NOT a publisher, so why talk about how publishers should be the ones reaching out here? The lawsuit comes from an authors' organization.) >From where I sit it was/is Hathi Trust's responsibility to go the extra mile in sorting this out. I don't know if they include any Temple books whose rights reverted back to the author, but if they do, I'd have been/would be glad to put them in touch with the current rightsholder or say that we don't have any contact info regarding that. To my knowledge, we've received no such inquiries from HT. Alex Holzman Director Temple University Press Email: email@example.com http://www.temple.edu/tempress On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 6:53 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > This is a marvellous point. If publishers honestly collaborated > on the task of identifying genuinely orphans, and if they also > made an honest effort to let go what has no obvious economic > value (in other words, get rid of the "just in case" mentality), > we could work together far more harmoniously. > > Jean-Claude Guedon