RE: IBM Style Guide is no longer available online

Subject: RE: IBM Style Guide is no longer available online
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:52:55 -0500

Actually, the PDF that IBM publicly posted included multiple copyright
notices.

Web pages with copyright notices are often removed from the Web. (For
billions of examples, see http://www.archive.org/web/web.php.) Should we
assume that they were all posted inadvertently, and that the authors now
want them to be deleted from the local PCs that accessed them when they
were publicly available?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Janet Swisher
> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:28 AM
> To: Techwr-l
> Subject: Re: IBM Style Guide is no longer available online
>
> Yeah, the PDF that's floating around the net is lacking any
> cover or copyright pages -- a strong indication that it's not
> an authorized publication.
>
> So, anybody outside IBM who has a copy of that PDF is
> probably violating IBM's copyright. That seems unlikely to
> have any legal consequences, since they're not depriving IBM
> of any revenue. But it's an ethical consideration for
> professionals in a field that depends on copyright for its existence.
>
> (Disclaimer: I recently became an IBM employee because IBM
> acquired my employer. I have little knowledge of IBM
> policies. I do not speak for IBM.)
>


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References:
IBM Style Guide is no longer available online: From: Stuart Burnfield
Re: IBM Style Guide is no longer available online: From: Janet Swisher

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