February 13, 2002
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Chemical Rubber Company steals MathWorld Copyright 1) Math teacher publishes web site 2) Publishing company copy/paste the web site on dead tree 3) Lwasuit against the Math teacher for making an illicit copy of the book (no, not the other way 'round)
posted by Baud (5 comments total)

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Previously discussed back when this happened in November.
posted by whatnotever at 7:55 AM on February 13, 2002

You also left out the part where Eric signed a contract that gave the copyright to the publisher. Yes, CRC's actions are mind-boggling, but they could (as Eric readily admits) have been easily avoided if he talked with his own lawyer about what the contract meant before he signed it.
posted by dchase at 7:57 AM on February 13, 2002

Couldn't agree more with dchase. As Eric himself recommends: Never sign a contract until you feel that you understand and agree with, or at least accept, every clause in it. He didn't.
posted by magullo at 8:06 AM on February 13, 2002

The debacle in his own words.
posted by ringmaster at 8:20 AM on February 13, 2002

"Corporations have no vested interest in the rights of an individual."

posted by yesster at 8:30 AM on February 13, 2002

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