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Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 10:28 (8645 reads)
No, they aren't.

We work closely with John Norman's agent and obtained his permission to display John Norman's letters on this site. We were also granted permission to post the interviews on this site by Norman's agent, the authors of the interviews, and the publication(s) in which they first appeared.


Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 10:31 (8818 reads)
We also have permission to display the cover art you see on this site. We will not display any copyrighted material on this site without first being granted permission to do so by the copyright holder(s).


Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 10:59 (7232 reads)
In order to use any of the content you see here on your own site you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s). If you do not do this you can not legally display the content on your site.


Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 10:52 (7006 reads)
Your contributions to this site are subject to the Terms of Service you agreed to when you registered. You retain the copyright to any posts or articles you submit to this site. By posting them here, you are granting us a limited license to use your contributions on this site. If - for any reason - you wish us to remove something you have contributed, please just let us know and we will be happy to do so.


Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 10:40 (7073 reads)
We have a close relation with John Norman's agent and have been authorized to enforce John Norman's copyrights. Because of this we are very conscious of the detrimental effects the unauthorized distribution of electronic copies of John Norman's books has on the future of the Gor series. We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that John Norman's works are republished and that more Gor books are published in the future. We would be guilty of hypocrisy if we were to ignore the copyrights of others.


Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 11:52 (14380 reads)
These sites are breaking the law. They are not authorized to distribute electronic copies of John Norman's books and should be reported.

Many people do not understand why it is so important to stop the distribution of illegal ebooks. They think that what they are doing has no negative effect on John Norman or the future of the Gor series, but they are mistaken. By distributing illegal copies of the books it makes it less likely that the Gor books will be reprinted or that any new Gor books will be released.

Printing a book is not free and, given the number of books in the Gor series, it will be quite expensive to have all the books reprinted. Why would John Norman's agent spend the money required to republish the books if there is little chance that the book sales will cover the costs? Do you think Norman's agent will bother spending the money to publish Prize of Gor if people are just going to scan it and distribute it for free? And why would John Norman spend the time and effort to write more Gor books if they won't be published?

So, you see, distribution of illegal ebooks hurts more than just Norman and his agent — it hurts his fans as well. This is why we are committed to tracking down and eliminating illegal copies of the Gor books — we want the existing books to be reprinted and we want the series to continue. As a fan of the Gor series, wouldn't you like to see the series continue too?

If you know of any sites offering illegal copies of the Gor books, please report them. If for no other reason, please do it out of respect for John Norman and his wishes in this matter.

From a letter to the Gorean Group, for Gor fans, September, 2000. Previously published at the World of Gor Forum. You can view John Norman's complete letter here as well.
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... E-Reads will be the only authorized publisher for my works and no other firm is permitted to publish my work. If you learn of pirated editions on the Internet please contact us. They are unauthorized. I would also, of course, appreciate your patronizing the authorized sites, if you are interested in obtaining the books.


Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 10:19 (6337 reads)
Yes, we can. We have already had a great deal of success in having links to illegal electronic copies of John Norman's books removed from various sites.

We make every effort to contact the owner of the site and ask them to remove the links voluntarily, explaining that we have been authorized by John Norman's agent to enforce his copyrights. We also explain that what they are doing is illegal and why it is important not to distribute electronic copies of the books.

For the most part, people that have been supplying links to illegal copies of the books are simply unaware that what they are doing is illegal or that it has a detrimental effect on the future of the Gor series. Once they understand this they are usually happy to remove the links.

In the rare cases where we are unable to contact the site owner, or the site owner will not remove the links after several requests, we will contact the service provider for the web site with the details of the copyright infringement and ask that the offending page(s) be removed. Unfortunately, the service provider will often delete the entire contents of the offending site.

So, we urge sites that offer illegal copies of the Gor books for download, distribution by email, or for reading online to please remove links, advertisements, or copyrighted content as we have no wish for them to lose their sites.


Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 06-Feb-2007 13:49 (9362 reads)
You can report Gor copyright abuse to us at copyright@gorchronicles.com


Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 08-Mar-2007 13:45 (6070 reads)
There is an excellent article written by one of our staff (Charlotte J.) entitled A Thumbnail Sketch of Copyright Law which has a wealth of information regarding copyright law as well as links to addition information that can be found elsewhere.


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