Posted by John Nichols on June 24, 2020 at 08:23:33 user Mcneacail.
In Reply to: Re: Cue Tor treason Re: Motif on Cape hardcover spines posted by John on June 24, 2020 at 07:58:11:
The first rule of psychological health is not to interfere in other people's business.
The second rule of psychological health is to have a good laugh.
The third rule of psychological health is not to put up books on your web site that are PDF copies of books, still clearly or highly likely, still in copyright.
The fourth rule of psychological health is to try and teach the young folk not to steal.
One of your teachers has a external site linked to the school that breaks rules 3 and 4, which is illegal as far as I am aware, although I am not an expert on Canadian law, although it clearly breaks the ten commandments, whilst old, they are not a bad set of ethical rules.
Your teacher's book mistake, comes up as the number one search on the quest for the book Cue for Treason in Google, so it is pretty high up there in terms of visibility and finding you is two more clicks.
An English teacher doing this, even though he took the book from a Microsoft scan, is not necessarily some one I would want teaching my young folk.
(Robert) Geoffrey Trease FRSL (11 August 1909 – 27 January 1998) was a prolific British writer who published 113 books, mainly for children, between 1934 and 1997, starting with Bows Against the Barons and ending with Cloak for a Spy in 1997. His work has been translated into 20 languages. His grandfather was a historian, and was one of the main influences on his work. He is best known for the children's novel Cue for Treason (1940).
If he died in 1998, there is no way the copyright has expired, unless there are some rules of which I am not aware, Arthur Ransome, English Author, who died in 1968 is still in copyright.
Anyway I broke rule 1 and 2 writing this, and I would not have - but the mistake is being discussed on the web on a major author's page.
Have a nice day.
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