Originally posted by The GUT
The thought hits me that since the book is out of print and somewhat hard to come by, if there might not be a PDF copy of Project Identification
available anywhere, ahem.
Mmm. If someone gets permission from the copyright holder, I'll put a scan of the book online.
I don't know whether the publisher or the family now holds the copyright.
I can't imagine that it will be republished commercially so, as with a few other UFO books, it seems a shame that it isn't available openly online.
I don't know who to ask for permission to make the book available on a free storage website (e.g. www.box.com or www.minus.com) or, for that matter,
on my own website (but this latter option may smack of seeking to benefit from someone else's work, hence I generally go straight to asking for
permission to make material available on a free file storage website).
An obituary for Harley Rutledge published in July 2006 referred to him being survived by his wife, Ruth, and five children:
In 1980 he published "Project Identification," which took a scientific approach to cataloguing UFO activity.
Dr. Harley Rutledge, 80, former chairman of the physics department at Southeast Missouri State University and UFO expert, died Monday at the Missouri
During the past three years Rutledge had been suffering from Alzheimers. He is survived by his wife, Ruth. They were married for 52 years and have
I think the book was published by Prentice-Hall in 1981.
I don't think I've previously given more than a passing thought to getting permission to make available out-of-print UFO books that were previously
published commercially but are (presumably) very unlikely to be made available commercially in the future.
Who would hold the copyright?
If it's the publisher, would the publisher be likely to agree to make the book available if (as I assume is the case here) it is very improbable that
the book will be republished commercially by that publisher?
Perhaps if someone in the author's family indicated that the family would like to see the book made freely available on a free file storage website,
this may have some sway with the publisher?
Now that you've got me thinking about it, the general principles and practices in relation to the copyrights in old UFO books may be worth a separate
thread. I'll start one in a moment.
Edit: Done - Out-of-print UFO books and copyright?
edit on 19-7-2013 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)