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message 1: by Andrea (last edited Nov 15, 2012 03:15PM) (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 548 comments Hi! Today an ebook that had tons of downloads was removed because it shouldn't have been hosted on GR in the first place. It got me thinking about the books available over at http://www.goodreads.com/ebooks .

First on the list is Harry Potter: The Prequel, which I understand was available online (on a now defunct website http://www.waterstoneswys.com/ ) only on JKR's handwriting and didn't really have a title. It was typed out by fans and that's the version that's available for download, as well as the one linked on the page's url.

I've also seen some Virginia Woolf stories that link to feedbooks and seem to be only public domain on those countries with the Life+70 rule (GR should go by the US rules, right? I know that over on Mobileread they have a Canadian server and a US server which they use depending on where the books are in public domain... Project Gutenberg only accepts books in PD in the US, there's a separate Australian PG website). I also noticed The Great Gatsby in there (not in the PD in the US) but I haven't checked the epub yet.

I have to go now, but I'll post about some other ebooks later...


message 2: by Andrea (last edited Nov 15, 2012 03:35PM) (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 548 comments OK, the Great Gatsby edition (http://www.goodreads.com/ebooks/downl...) is the one from Feedbooks http://www.feedbooks.com/book/5543/th... , where they do mention that it's available for for "countries where copyright is Life+70") There seem to be several feedbooks ebooks on the list...

I see a lot of editions in Persian... what are the rules about those? Several are of rather recent books... (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Love in the time of Cholera...)

There's also Tales of Beedle the Bard in there on pdf (!?) http://www.goodreads.com/ebooks/downl...


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32679 comments Mod
Feedbooks supplies many ebooks to GR directly.

For the others, please use the Contact Us link.


message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 548 comments rivka wrote: "Feedbooks supplies many ebooks to GR directly."

OK, but over at their website they have a message about where the book is available (life+70 etc). I think it's iffy that here the "download ebook" is directly on the book's page without a warning that it might not be legal for you to download...


message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32679 comments Mod
I don't know how our Feedbooks imports work, but you can try the Contact Us for that question as well.


message 6: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 548 comments OK, contacted support to ask about it.

I do still think the Tales of Beedle the Bard PDF should just go... ( The Tales of Beedle the Bard)


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32679 comments Mod
Ok, agree on that. Gone.


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32679 comments Mod
poof!


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