|Forum topic by HorizontalMike||posted 06-01-2011 04:39 PM||2804 views||0 times favorited||25 replies|
06-01-2011 04:39 PM
I am floored at the gift that has just been bestowed upon me. A biker bud of mine has just started giving me his late father’s WW-Library (it wouldn’t all fit in his truck at one time). I have to be the luckiest relatively newbie WW fool in the world! Some of these magazines also appear to have occasional INDEX Issues for future reference.
All I can say is that America lost something when all the big corporations lobbied and changed the copyright laws with the development of digital publications. If this were all digital (AND IT IS NOT), I would be breaking the law by inheriting all these publications via “a gift”, BUT since this is all hard-copy IT IS EXEMPT. Neither I nor the publications can be touched! If I ever tire of this library I am as free to give it away as freely as it was given. If I wanted to actually sell any part of it, I also have that right. I now OWN it, not just renting or licensed for limited use, OWN it… The kids these days really do not know how much has been taken away from them, and that is sad, IMO.
Here is just a taste of what I have thus far (I still need to go pick up another PU load, or more, when I can). All this is preliminary and expected to increase in numbers and most of the collection seems to date from roughly mid-1980s through1999-ish. My friend’s father passed in 2001:
Shop Notes: # 1-60
-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."