Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on which side of the copyright issue
one stands, copyright law is an international agreement which is "tweaked" by
the various individual countries. Making exceptions in one area can easily
"cross over" into other areas which would cause additional problems.
Since the "Berne Convention" is the basis for all copyrights then one would
have to approach the international delegates during the next revision of
copyright law to make changes regarding things like equipment manuals and so
forth. You can find information about the Berne Convention at the following
--- On Thu, 5/20/10, Saandy Eban <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I don't think it's envy. if a manufacturer puts on the market- especially a
consumer product the relevant documentation should be made available to the
owners: Panasonic, Canon and others make theirs available free on the 'net!
after all, it seems to me nobody is really going to try and duplicate Heath
equipment for sale! Why should I pay again for the manual of my SB104?
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