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Re: Re: Software piracy- what would you do?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Jun 05, 2001 at 02:14 UTC ( #85634=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Software piracy- what would you do?
in thread Software piracy- what would you do?

Perl is free, but the Perl Bookshelf CD is not.

I would appreciate it very much if you protect my right to make a living by reporting every occurance you see of this CD on the net. I worked far too many long hours on these books for you to encourage their piracy. You offend me with your comments. Yes, you just "hit a nerve" with me too.

I empower you to act as my agent in hunting these down. There, you've been deputized. Please help.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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Re: (3) Software piracy- what would you do?
by Cirollo (Friar) on Jun 05, 2001 at 18:31 UTC
    This raises another interesting question: I was able to find a site that had The Perl CD Bookshelf available online through Google, and Google has at least partially cached the books. I was able to find the full text of more than one chapter.

    So, even if the site goes down, Google will still have the cached version available. You would think that they would have gotten in trouble for this by now.

    On a related note, I was able to browse MathWorld after the site was (forcibly) taken down by CRC Press, but before the Google cache disappeared.

Re: Re: Re: Software piracy- what would you do?
by arashi (Priest) on Jun 05, 2001 at 20:17 UTC
    After reading through this discussion, I realized that my office had been linking to a copy of Programming Perl in our Web Training Center. I have removed the link, and would like to apologize to merlyn for using it.


    I'm sure Edison turned himself a lot of colors before he invented the lightbulb. - H.S.

    UPDATE: markwild has a valid point, I believed that merlyn would be interested in getting the link so he could work to get it taken offline. If he doesn't have it yet, he can message me for it.
      So if you're really concerned for Merlyn and interested in protecting his rights, why did you publicize this link?

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