[Imc-communication] Response to Questions/Concerns About Indy Book Project
drdartist at riseup.net
Mon Aug 14 15:17:31 PDT 2006
Thanks for the reply.
This may have been covered already. If the book sells 10 million
copies and produces lots of money, what happens with it?
I, like GDM, would like to see a freely distributed electronic
version. In the world where all things come to be measured in dollars
(or other currency) it is good to see examples of other values to be
On Aug 14, 2006, at 12:51 PM, Susan wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This is Chris Anderson from NYC IMC and the Indypendent writing in
> this Indybook project. Sincere apologies for taking so long to get
> back to
> everyone -- we haven't been trying to avoid questions or not dialog
> this. There were a few things we needed to discuss with our publisher,
> most of them dealing with people's questions and things we needed
> clarified. We wanted to make sure we had definitive answers to
> concerns about licensing, especially, so people could know where we
> To address one question a few people raised: The book produced from
> project will in no way be presented as "by Indymedia."
> Alster and others had this concern:
> "Generally, if I was to choose, I would prefer books on Indymedia
> produced on more open terms. Terms providing the editors the
> to retain copyright and the ability to republish the book contents
> under an open license, and for free. To all of those who cannot pay
> the reduced price as this would still equal their daily or weekly
> this would be the only way to gain access to such books, too.
> My interpretation of what you wrote on the legal terms makes me think
> that, for this book, (re-)publishing its contents in terms of an open
> license (for money or not) or for free (under an open or proprietary
> license) will both not be possible."
> Actually it WOULD be possible. The word we finally got back from the
> publisher is that all the individual submissions to the book would be
> "open source" -- he didn't use those words, but that is basically
> what he
> meant. Individual contributors would be free to repost and re-use
> contributions wherever they wanted, in any language they wanted.
> And put
> them up on the internet. The one thing folks could not do would be to
> distribute the entire book AS A WHOLE as a pdf or something like
> that. But
> the individual contributions would be open source.
> There were other questions about the book. The first, dealing with our
> email: We'll be changing to a riseup or other account soon, and
> away from gmail.
> Another question involved paying the photographers from the global
> We haven't actually discussed this with them, but we would be happy
> to. We
> actually moved in this direction at first when we got some feedback
> the "We Are Everywhere" project that this seemed a good way to go. But
> we'd love to talk more about it with people.
> Toya also asked: "How much it will be the cost of the book for the
> from the third world countries..." we still need to check with Disinfo
> about this...publication rights in other countries, translation
> etc. But we'll keep people posted. And honestly, you may know more
> they do about available options, so it would be nice to hear your
> Again, we're sorry for it taking so long to get back to people on this
> stuff. We were thinking that a good way to proceed might be to have
> an irc
> chat in the not too distant future -- maybe Monday, August 21? What
> would work best for people? Or other dates?
> The "wiki thoughts" idea is great. We're also working on setting up a
> specific book twiki and will let folks know as soon as we have it
> Finally, here is the original proposal link as sent to the imc-comm
> all the best,
> chris, susan, and john
> nyc imc
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