Copyright Theft (was Re: # and believe me, Perl is still alive... still alive!...)

Dirk Koopman djk at
Wed Dec 10 14:30:34 GMT 2008

Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> 2008/12/10 Dirk Koopman <djk at>:
>> Jonathan Stowe wrote:
>>> <Excised the URL to copyright violating material>
>>> I'll put your attempt to get us to participate in copyright theft down
>>> to naivete, stupidity or youthful enthusiasm but please do not do this
>>> again. There are O'Reilly published authors on this list who I am sure
>>> wouldn't like you to be stealing from them and the majority of the
>>> other members of the list generally sympathise with that position.  I
>>> had assumed that everyone on this list had reached a level of
>>> sophistication where they realized this was the prevailing viewpoint,
>>> I'm sorry to discover that I am wrong.
>>> This goes for everyone else on the list. Posting links to copyright
>>> infringing material like this is absolutely forbidden. Not only will
>>> anyone who contravenes this by removed from the list so will anyone
>>> who thinks they would like to argue with me about this.
>>> Hope this helps
>> Not really, no. It appears that the author is directly responsible for
>> publishing his work, on his website.
>> In what way is that violating his copyright?
> I think you are confusing Nicholases announcement of MJDs Higher Order
> Perl to the post to which I was replying which contained a well know
> URL to a site on a Ukrainian domain that is serving infringing copies
> of O'Reilly books.
> or are you actually suggesting that "Yuriy Mykhaylov" is a secret
> author of the third edition of Programming Perl ?

No, I wasn't. So I must be merely confused. I thought you were 
complaining about MJD's H.O.P site.

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