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  • So, I guess you think it's wacky for me to be against a publisher who post-copyrights technical books, which people tend to want to be up-to-date, and a publisher of a book that "Rather than simply describing the vulnerabilities and their exploits theoretically or showing you how to use pre-existing tools to exploit the vulnerabilities...provides the nuts & bolts you need to learn how to program your own exploit code." At least you linked to my post, but I'm wondering exactly what you disagree with abou

    • I guess you think it's wacky for me to be against a publisher who post-copyrights technical books...

      As explained before, this is what book publishers do with the permission of the Library of Congress so as to receive copyright the entire length of the copyright period, and not just part of the last year.

      (Of course, O'Reilly books enter the public domain long before the copyright period expires.)

      If the copyright year of 2006 for a book that goes to the printer in December 2005 really causes you that

      • There was a greater difference between the date I bought the book and the printed copyright date than that. Lets try to not be misleading with our examples. I don't know when the book first went on sale, but I bought the book in November and the copyright was listed as the next year. See my original post about it here [perlmonks.org], where I also quote copyright law. If there's some aspect of the law that makes printing a later copyright legal, and if it's done on all major books when applicable, then I'd withdraw my com
        • It is common practice for publishers of technical books to postdate the copyright date. For example, the Hibernate Quickly [amazon.com] sitting on my desk, has a copyright of 2006, but was released August 2005. The date is simply the date the copyright is registered, which you are not required to do. Copyright protection actually begins when you start writing your book, article, program, etc.
          • It's not just technical books.

            But August seems a bit early by the standards I got used to when I was in the used book trade part time.

            Rule of thumb in publishing used to be a book released in the last 3 months of the year carried next year as copyright date (he says working from fuzzy memory). This is not unlike Detroit model years.

             
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