US Army Survival Guide Copyright issues

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by TylerSpilker, May 17, 2008.

  1. TylerSpilker

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    Well, I have been thinking about getting a good copy of the Army field guide printed which I have gotten from here, however, it says this on the first page:

    Reprinted as NOT permitted by U.S. Department of the Army, but by we the citizenry who paid for it

    That seems kind of like a snobbish comment from a tin-foil head, and I am wondering if that we are actually entitled a right to get it printed, or we need permission.

    From lulu.com they can do individual copies for less than $10+shipping which delivers perfect bound copies of books, not bad.

    I was wondering if anyone knows what the policy is on this. I can put the link to the book i put on there if anyone is interested in getting it from them.

    Thanks
    -Tyler
     
  2. Strangerous

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    We as citizens can copy it, but i'm sure we cannot sell it (for profit)
     

  3. AndrewST

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    +1

    It is a "publicly owned" item and we can copy it all we want. We just can't sell it for profit, hence the +10 cost on the book from lulu. Just enough to cover the "costs" of printing it.
     
  4. Tyler could you post the link to the book please?
     
  5. TylerSpilker

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    http://www.lulu.com/content/2552283

    If you want a better cover, upload it yourself! lol

    It is 8.5x11, it would have messed up the formatting and page numbers if I changed it (also, I dont know if the page numbers are set up properly or not.)
     
  6. Strangerous

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    I started printing at 1900 hours... it's 1926 hours now and page 46 just completed... will do math in a minute to find out how long it will take, and what time it should be complete. ;)

    Edit: 2 Hours and 15 minutes, given I fill up the paper tray and not let it run out of paper... :lol: I can't wait!
     
  7. TylerSpilker

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    Im going to print a copy off tomorrow.

    I bet I could perfect bind it myself.... I saw how they do it on "how it's made"
     
  8. Strangerous

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    After you have the printed pages, add 2 blank pages to the top and bottom of the stack, 1 to rip off after glueing the bind, and the other to glue to the book board... (Keeps your 1st page as the title)

    Good video on making it look like a book here:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8vN6ilTq9M[/ame]
    What's book board?
     
  9. Strangerous

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    Wow! I let it sit and cool down for ~10 minutes about page 150 or so, and it's done @ 2125... So 1900-2125hours = ~2.4hours on a HP Deskjet 5650 printer with only a 10 min "Break"... :) Thanks for the link TylerSpilker!
     
  10. Thanks for the link, this one is getting printed off for hard times.
     
  11. TylerSpilker

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    Mine took like 20 minutes at work :D

    Im going to either get it bound here at work (we have some binding options) or try and do it myself for free. We'll see