[permaculture] Copyright Infringement on PERMACULTURE: A Designers' Manual

Doug Clapp doug.s.clapp at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 15:56:38 EST 2009

I'm a published writer (five books).  Paul is 100% correct:

Stealing a book or stealing the contents of a book is stealing, pure and

Get it from a library, save your money, ask for donations to buy a copy, but


A worker is worthy of his hire.  Stealing a man's work is stealing part of
his life.

And, of course, the more money Mollison makes from his book, the more others
will also want to write permaculture books!

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 2:11 PM, paul wheaton <paul at richsoil.com> wrote:

> If mollison gives his book to the world, he is a cool and generous guy.
> If __(insert name here)__ gives her/his book/video/article to the
> world, she/he is a cool and generous guy/gal.
> If somebody takes mollison's book and gives it to the world, for
> whatever reason, that's just plain theft.
> If you're gonna steal, how about if you steal from cargill or monsanto
> or some other bad guys.  Mollison seems really cool - don't steal from
> him.
> Is this an example of "no good deed goes unpunished"?  I'd prefer to
> see mollison's good deeds get a fat reward.
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