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vestcoat
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Hephaestus Books - making money on user content Reply with quote

Any see these Australian auctions on ebay yet? Here's one:
Greyhawk Locations, including: Greyhawk, Flanaess, Oerth, Underdark, List Of Spelljammer Crystal Spheres, Demonweb Pits, Castle Greyhawk, Free City Of

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Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Greyhawk locations.


Judging by the title, there's nothing "cohesive" about their books.
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Argon
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vestcoat,

I find this to be disturbing. Who authorized them to take other peoples work and charge for it? I think they are in violation of many laws. Free content on websites especially like canonfire clearly state such articles can only be reposted with the author's consent. Besides i wonder what the ip owner would say about this.

Later

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Hephaestus Books - making money on user content Reply with quote

vestcoat wrote:
Any see these Australian auctions on ebay yet? Here's one:
[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/Greyhawk-Locations-including-Greyhawk-Flanaess-Oert-/130618968722?

Just a follow up.. It still exists, I filed a user complaint with ebay.. will see where it goes.
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