General Intructions for the Series and Genre Book Collection Zip Bundles: Open the zip fileand you should have a folder with the same name. Open this folder up and open the file called open-this.html and browse to the files in your web browser (works best with Firefox). The book files should open in your default applications for each file type. You can also manually open the folders inside labelled contents or by file type.
Note: on most Apple devices, you will not be able to open any of these bundles/sets of my books via web browsing on the iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, or iPhone. To download them in sets, go to your PC or Mac laptop or desktop computer and download them, after downloading the books, open the zip files and look into the new folder that appeared with the same name as the Zip file. There should be a couple of folders in this folder. Take the files out of the epub or apple-mobile folders and drag and drop them into the iTunes books section. If you have downloaded iBooks, then they should appear in iBooks, on your Apple device.
Mobile Bundle version works on Apple Mobile Devices (including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad tablet), Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Google phones, Blackberry, any device with Adobe Digital Editions, including: Sony Reader, Endless Ideas BeBook, Bookeen Cybook, and Hanlin, and most handhelds and mobile phones. ePub version works on Apple Mobile Devices and almost every other mobile device except Amazon Kindle.
Desktop Printer Bundle works on any Windows, Mac, or Linux PC, Apple Mobile Devices (including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad tablet), and any device with Adobe Digital Editions, including: Sony Reader, Endless Ideas BeBook, Bookeen Cybook, and Hanlin.
Remember to read the license, before distributing. The original Zip Archive (Bundle) file, with no modifications, is the only one licensed, for re-distribution. Please do not offer this book, in print, or in any other file format, or make any other modifications, to the Zip Archive (Bundle) file.
Do not add my books to any online bookstore, or file sharing service, as they usually try to convert my books, to another file format, automatically.
If you want to distribute my books in another file format, I have Zip bundles by Topics, Reference, and Main Series, as well as by device type, which you can distribute, under the same conditions.
I will take you to court, if necessary, if you don't follow the license (which is included in the HTML file, contained within the Zip Archive (Bundle) file).
Intellectual property is a legal ownership, of an abstract artistic creation, symbol, or a physical implementation of an idea. These types of property are protected, by laws like physical goods and services. The value of intellectual property is not primarily in the physical manifestation, of one physical, or digital item or copy. The value is in that information, that the item contains, where the reproduction is only a minor part, of the overal value, of the product or service.
Copyright is the most commonly talked about intellectual property, in the artist and entertainment industries, which is a legal protection, for a creative work, including artwork, video, buildings, writings, and computer code. The work does not have to be artistic in nature, just that it is a unique type of media, that was created. Designs and specifically fonts are deliberately excluded from protections, unless you do a really precise copy of someones designs and fonts are protected, by something called and End User License Agreement.
The ethical principle behind copyright law is very simple: do not use anything that you do not have explicit approval for. You often have to pay different amounts, for different uses, like fonts can be licensed, for websites or just for using, in graphics, or embedding in PDFs. Rights for things like immoral activities or things that make the author look bad have to be negotiated separately. Using media without approval is often called piracy, which is just a fancy euphemism, for stealing.
If you need photos or drawings, you can usually buy things called clipart, stock photos, and royalty free media, where you buy one picture or sound or whatever, for a set fee. You can then you can use it, in anything, that the license allows. You can use repeatedly, as many times as you want, without paying anything more, than you did, with the initial fee.
When you buy something digital, you don't have all rights to it anymore, than you do, when you buy a physical book. If you took the physical book and photocopied all the pages and uploaded them online, you would be in trouble, for the exact same crime. Each time you upload a book or anything else, you are actually uploading a copy, of that item, and each time someone downloads it, they are making another copy of it. It would be the same as you photocopying a million copies, of the same book and sending them in the mail, to everyone. Nowadays people think things that are easy should be legal, but copyrights are designed, for just these scenarios.
Sometimes some people decide that they want to give away their copyright, so that others can copy the work freely and some even allow their modification as well, but most reserve some rights. The only copyrighted items, that can be used, without any restrictions are called public domain. Copyrights expire, after different periods of time, depending upon media. Books become public domain after 75 years after the author's death or 95 years after writing the book, whatever comes first. Right now, most public domain books include everything written (and translated) before 1920 something. Copyright expiration can and often is continued to extend (which applies to everyone and every creative work), over time, as congress passes new laws.
Although many people are able to do many things online for free, what you see online is all copyrighted, at the moment it was created, automatically, according to US law. You do not have to put up a copyright notice to be protected by copyright. There are a whole set of different licenses for allowing people to use your artwork and writing, while still keeping some restrictions on them, in a system called Creative Commons. I make use of this system throughout my website.
Everything on my websites are copyrighted, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise marked.
You can find the specific and authoritative license restrictions, on the pages, that contain the various media, but, in general, most my text books can be freely copied, but not modified, in any way (this also means you cannot change the file formats of the book files). The PDFs are the only file format versions, that can be redistributed, individually. I have series, topical, and file format bundles of books, in zip files, that contain a number of related books, in 1-3 formats, in each zip file bundle, that can be copied similarly.
My music has a similar licensing agreement. The design elements, in the free stuff section, are mostly licensed, so that you can modify and distribute them, if you give me credit. The photo related material, in the free stuff section, can be distributed freely and modified freely, if you let others modify your modification, of my work and you give me credit.
This entire Zip archive that this file came in with all its contents intact is licensed together under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License as a whole, and nothing is to be separated, added on to, or modified in any manner. Clarification on what no derivatives means: No changes may be made in any way including but not limited to: the material content and design must be copied as a whole (everything contained in the Zip archive this file came in)
must be kept in its original form with no additions or subtractions to
The Desktop Printer Version contains the PDF version of book that is formatted US Letter size with 1 inch margins, table of contents, header stating title, footer containing page number, graphics removed and only black and white text for easy printing out on a desktop printer. This special PDF is formatted with bookmarks, is tagged for accessibility, and is in a special sub format of PDF called PDF/A-1A which is designed for archival purposes so it should be future proof.
Also works with Apple iPad tablet, iPhone, and iPod Touch with free iBooks e-book reader software from iTunes, Adobe Digital Editions, and Sony Reader. It should also work on other less well-known e-book devices, including: Endless Ideas BeBook, Bookeen Cybook, and Hanlin.
In any of my book formats, other than the Red Letter Edition, the text can be resized and can be reflowed, to make it adjusted to your e-book reader device shape, orientation, size, readability, and personal taste. You can adjust this at any time you want. Most of these versions are designed with structural elements like headings which your e-reading device should allow you to navigate between. The versions with these qualities are the Plain Versions (including the Desktop Printer Version), Mobile Versions, and Sight Impaired Versions. The Large Print edition is easier to read for those who have eye problems, but they cannot be resized or reflowed, so they are ideal mostly for printing out or for those who cannot figure out how to adjust the letter size on their e-book reading device.