(urth) Pirated audiobooks

aaron aaronsingleton at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 15:39:14 PST 2008

> <http://www.ioffer.com/i/Gene-Wolfe-MP3-Audiobooks-Unabridged-30442401>
> I wouldn't go off half-cocked, if I were you. The situation is not 100%
> clear. Reading through it, it *seems* this fellow downloaded the MP3 files,
> converted them to WAV, and burned them to CD and is now offering the CDs for
> sale. If that's true, that's quite likely a copyvio.
> But suppose he bought or was given the CDs, then he probably has every
> right to sell them. Physical objects don't really come with EULAs
> (first-sale doctrine and so on). So adopting a temperate tone until more is
> known would be a good idea.
> --
> gwern
> CCSS SEAL csystems rb SADRS JTF Firewalls Colonel VOA STEEPLEBUSH

Even if he downloaded the files off the net, they were still originally
intended for the blind, and the seller still intends to profit from Wolfe's
works.  Either way, I see no difference.  Wrong is wrong.  Regardless, this
is pirated material.

Aaron Singleton

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