Look down in the PZ schematics he has, and compare his thumbnail with the scans we have... then go look at Astor... same deal. And Pacific, Regent and Clipper... and probably others.
All the hard work done by our librarians - particularly the many many hours James must have spent collating, scanning, naming, uploading etc... and this guy is just taking it and selling it. Amusingly (if any part of this is amusing) he has mis-spelt Astor as Aster - so he obviously doesn't even know what he's doing - I appears he's just using automated web-ripping tools and trying to cash in on it. I'm all for selling your own hard work - but taking other peoples work and selling it as your own is a dick move.
Does anyone know who this Mike Watson guy is?
A response, if any, probably needs to come from the NZVRS executive.
I wonder where he ripped the Australian Astor schematics from?
There are no personal problems that can't be solved with the liberal application of high explosives
Actually I dont give a toss . The important thing is the schematics are preserved and accessible (on the NZVRS website) to anyone who wants them. If people are dumb enough to pay for them, then thats their lookout.
I think if someone is prepared to go to the trouble to collate all this circuit information and only charge €2.0 per circuit then they are welcome to the income. As you know all that stuff takes effort and then there are storage and payment fees - I don't think it's a major earner for them considering other sites may have the info for free - but it is good that there are collections like this about. I don't think we are being disadvantaged at all. Cheers, DC
Obviously I'm new here - just met Ray51 today. My take is that all of these things are in danger of being lost forever, as many copies as possible distributed everywhere is a net benefit. Taking a look at that list - there's an enormous amount of stuff there, a lot of time. He seems to get only 2 page views a day, and only has 3 followers on Twitter. In a technical sense - anything after 1919 became automatically copyrighted by the artist/designer(you weren't required to put that funny "C" in a circle after 1919), so the schematics may technically still belong to their original owners(or wherever those assets were sold), so even scanning them and distributing for free is an infringement! Depending on how they are classified this could extend till 50 years after the schematic drawer died.
To be totally above board you can copy it, but you have to redraw the circuit yourself. There's also a counter argument that because these were designed for mass distribution they were released into the public domain, although that's not necessarily guaranteed. Thankfully this stuff isn't a problem in practice!!! So everyone's either collectively guilty, or collectively innocent Haha!