Ranting off our chests

We’ve noticed that DLH from bombjack grabs our scans and removes the back page. We’ve of course sent him a mail about removing our modified publications from his site, but he has ignored us so far. I used to have respect for him and his work, but alas that is of course gone now. So, should we continue on the path with common goals, or should we just not add more stuff?

Other options could also be to only release low quality publications from our own scans, make high quality a paid service, watermark the pages.

Now why the rant you may say, well though we do borrow and get contributions, most of the stuff is also paid of, from money from our own pockets. And while BJ gets quite a nice amount of money in contributions, he basically gets paid for our publications as well. We aren’t as known and large as his site, so people will of course go to the place with most contents.

Drop a comment, but please keep a nice tone.

4 thoughts on “Ranting off our chests

  1. This isn’t very nice behaviour obviously, but no matter what, I think that the main purpose here is to preserve and make all the old books and magazines available before it disappears completely. While putting your own stamp on all your scans is a good idea, I don’t like the idea of watermarking or only making low resolutions available as this kind of goes against my idea of preserving of the originals.

    I would say the best thing here is to make people aware that he is taking your scans and publishing them as his own and then continue to show that you always strive to provide high-quality materials. If he had taken your scans and made them available on his site unaltered with your credit page, then I would think that would be fine as that would serve as a backup in case your site should disappear or go lost for some reason.

    • If he had taken your scans and made them available on his site unaltered with your credit page, then I would think that would be fine as that would serve as a backup in case your site should disappear or go lost for some reason.

      That wouldn’t have been a problem either. The banner page acts like the intro of the old cracks.

  2. I have not taken your scans and claimed them as my own. Numerous time I have credited you and your website, even linking to it. I get lots of scans submitted and do not always know where they came from. Those get posted as anonymous or unknown. And yes I do remove the page you add, I find it tacky. On the properties page is your information also, that I did not remove.

    I get a few donations and they usually barely cover hosting costs for two (2) servers. I have spent thousands buying books, magazines, etc.. for this effort. Definitely not doing this to make money.

    • No matter who donated the scans came from, You’ve still removed the backside and knew exactly where they originated from. I don’t care how tacky you find them, then just don’t add them to your own site/grab them as your own. The least you could have done was ask, or even reply the mail I sent.

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