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Scanning and posting the book would be illegal, as would copying it in any form.

 

I've never tried register's book, but I can also vouch for Danny Goodman's HyperCard books. Also, if you're in the market for books, this seems to be the time of year (at least in Pittsburgh) when everyone is having used book sales. I've picked up a bunch of thick Mac books of all ages for only a quarter at these sales in the past. Even if you don't really find any good Mac books, you can get plenty of other good stuff for next to nothing.

 

As a sidenote, you won't find old Mac books at Half Price Books or a similar store. You may be able to find a book on OS 9 or AppleWorks 5, but not System 7 or HyperCard. A lot of the computer books here seem to be old stock from bookstores that they either couldn't sell or had to give up due to going out of business (a sad trend among small bookstores). Some of them are new, as is some of the discounted software you may find there, but again, the software selection is sure to disappoint--most of it is for Windows and is the half-rate commercial software sold to novice users.

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Aah, a Scott Baret response.

This question was *really* directed at the mods/admins as a "would you mind it if I posted this here?" question.

Personally, I pirate current software (DS games, etc) so don't care if it is "illegal".

 

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How about keeping a low profile regarding such posts. We had a lot of discussion about this topic. It might be wise to avoid posts that could do harm to the reputation of this board and therefore would give the mods an idea to take corrective action.

 

Copyright law differs from country to country. To make a copy from copyright protected material might be legal for personal, non commercial use, depending to your current location on earth. Make the best use of what is allowed and keep in mind the eleventh commandment: »Thou shalt not get caught.«

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Scanning and posting the book would be illegal, as would copying it in any form.

 

Publishers are never going to re-print HyperCard books. They are also extremely unlikely to release them through online bookstores due to the incredibly low demand. Why should that knowledge be restricted to only those people fortunate enough to own one of the scarce remaining copies?

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Why should that knowledge be restricted to only those people fortunate enough to own one of the scarce remaining copies
Because in about half a century or so, they'll be public domain and we can all have them for free.

 

Man, are you impatient or what? Good things come to those who wait. :p

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Everyone is free to spread information between the lines. In doubt avoid to attract too much attention. Accept that there are different opinions and each one might exist for a cause. If there is a honourable reason to bend some rules, it will not increase any benefits to advertise this. To change rules become a politician. Otherwise be imaginative and stay fair.

 

P.S.: I am not a native speaker of English, so please be patient if my writing appears a little dated or formal. Probably a ;-) or :-> would be appropriate to avoid a disaccord.

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