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bio website sailransome.org
location United Kingdom
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Nov 4 at 14:25

What I do:

Javascript, SQL Server, ASP.NET websites.
Phonegap apps.

Dinghy sailing.

Woodwork.

Read old books.


Nov
4
awarded  Yearling
Nov
4
awarded  Editor
Oct
25
comment Is it legal to share an index you made from someone else's book?
Other worldwide bodies are listed at indexers.org.uk/index.php?id=104
Oct
25
accepted Is it legal to share an index you made from someone else's book?
Oct
25
comment Is it legal to share an index you made from someone else's book?
Wow, I had no idea there would be a society for indexers. Seems obvious now! Their answer seems pretty clear. If no index has yet been published, then it's free for anyone to jump in. Thank you!
Oct
5
comment Is it legal to share an index you made from someone else's book?
This is an interesting point, which is relevant to the "fair use" guidelines.
Oct
5
comment Is it legal to share an index you made from someone else's book?
I love your conclusion! I'm still torn on the answer though, because an index isn't about your own choice of words; it's saying "these are the words from book XXXX" and maybe there are issues with that implicit link back to the original work.
Sep
28
comment Is it legal to share an index you made from someone else's book?
Excellent example, thank you. I had never heard of an index published separately before. I wonder how many more are out there - it's almost impossible to Google for them.
Sep
26
revised Is it legal to share an index you made from someone else's book?
added comment about "transformative" part of law's wording
Sep
26
asked Is it legal to share an index you made from someone else's book?
Nov
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
16
awarded  Critic
Mar
16
comment Finding before/after examples where writing has been improved, to learn from
Thanks, Enders Shadow was interesting, watching it evolve...
Mar
16
awarded  Scholar
Mar
16
comment Finding before/after examples where writing has been improved, to learn from
Funnily enough, someone lent me 'On Writing' just after you suggested it, and DAMN its good!!! Thanks!
Mar
16
accepted Finding before/after examples where writing has been improved, to learn from
Feb
5
awarded  Student
Feb
4
asked Finding before/after examples where writing has been improved, to learn from
Feb
4
answered Fan Fiction: a crutch or a good start?