A Bit More on the “Biblioblog Reference Library”

Both Joel and Rod have posted their views on the subject.  I’m in agreement with Rod, something needs to be done so that the rights of bloggers are not infringed (as is presently occurring).  And Joel may be right about de-listing the library site from search engines.

My primary concern remains the fact that without backlinks or shortened post extracts which direct readers to the original post, the BRL is simply ‘stealing’ other people’s material.

[Some of you may remember the ethical quandary raised some years back when Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar was scanned and posted on a particular website.  Once we were alerted to the fact that the scanner didn't have Oxford's permission to post it, we de-linked and called on others to do so as well.  It is simply the right thing to do].

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I am a Pastor, and Professor of Biblical Studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology as well as Adjunct at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary
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3 Responses to A Bit More on the “Biblioblog Reference Library”

  1. Steve Caruso says:

    Jim,

    For the record, I’ve tried to address all of your concerns here: :-)

    http://biblioblogtop50.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/an-open-letter-to-all-bibliobloggers/

    I believe that there has been quite the misunderstanding.

    Peace,
    -Steve

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