Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 12:32:32 -0400

Author: Angela Plagemann

Subject: RE: Sutton book


Hi Jerry and all,

I just got back from vacation and I know this string of letters is a bit
old, but I thought I should add my experience.

I also needed to get a copy of the Sutton book just over a year ago. I
wrote to McGraw-Hill and obtained permission to copy the book. I have a
letter dated January 26, 2000 that allows me to make a copy of the Sutton
book for reference purposes. It comes from their permissions department. I
have more details, Jerry, if you need them. So, I was surprised to read
that you were told it is part of the public domain. I hope you spoke to the
right person and that the status of the book has changed since last year.


Angela Plagemann
Demonstration Lab
Physics Department
University of Michigan
(734) 936-2498

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Jerry DiMarco
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 15:46
> To:
> Subject: Sutton book
> Tappers,
> I recently contacted the Permissions Dept at McGraw-Hill
> Education to
> get permission to copy Richard Sutton's book, "Demonstration
> Experiments in
> Physics". They replied that the book is in the public domain. But they
> added, to be absolutely certain that the copyright has not been
> renewed by
> another publisher or individual, I should ask the US Copyright
> Office to do
> a copyright search. A copyright search costs $65 and takes 8 to 12
> weeks. I'm not willing to spend that much money without checking around
> first. Has anyone gone down this path already? No sense doing the same
> search twice.
> If no one has done a copyright search yet, and since this
> information
> may benefit many on the list, would it be appropriate to ask PIRA to pick
> up the tab for the search? Am I right in assuming that we could freely
> copy and distribute the contents of the book if it is in the public
> domain? For those of us who do not have this book, it would be a great
> addition to our demo reference collection. Is anyone else
> interested? Is
> PIRA interested?
> Jerry
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