[SCA-Dance] Scan of John Banys's dance manuscript?

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Sat Jun 9 23:48:10 EDT 2012

Trahaearn wrote:
> This time they needed a note as to the purpose of the request and a
> promise not to provide copies to anyone else. Once that was sorted,
> they charged [pounds] 24 to my credit card and emailed me a new
> CD-R, with JPG scans instead of the earlier format.

I grew up in the Washington, DC, area, and we often went to the
Smithsonian museums.  Their admission is free.  The first out-of-town
museum I went to was in Chicago, the Field Museum.  They charged a
mandatory fee for admittance.  It felt like I was being charged
admission to church.

I feel more here.  Charging for work is not implausible, but it's a
government records office.  And they've already scanned this, so
charging for e-mailing an existing document?  Worse, requiring a
promise not to redistribute?!  Are they afraid the copyright holder
will sue?

On Sat, 9 Jun 2012, Aaron Macks <upelluri at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any chance of posting the scans somewhere online?

"A promise not to provide copies to anyone else".  Though I find the
temptation to be an oath-breaker to be strong here ...

Denyel (and I hate that the most plausible redaction notion I've hit
on so far is that the Gresley dances were a lost time traveller doing
rugby league play-by-play) de Linccolne
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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