Where's the attribution?

The books posted here are licensed under the Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3.0 license, which typically requires attributing the source of the work (author, title, and URI). Initially, then, these books were attributed to the authors and publisher who made them available.

However, in March 2013, Andy was contacted by the publisher, who, acting as the licensor of the works, asked him to remove the Creative Commons attribution to the original authors and publisher from the collection of books. They also indicated that, in situations where Andy was required to attribute the work, they wished the works to be attributed to anonymous authors.

While Andy found this turn of events disappointing because it doesn't give the publisher or the original authors very much credit for for making the books available, Andy obliged by removing the original attribution Andy had added for Creative Commons, and by not specifying the publisher's name in my templates for the books.

What about the titles?

In August 2013, Andy was contacted again by the publisher, who requested that Andy remove the books' original titles as well. Under the understanding that the books republished here are a Collection, and that the title in the book URIs could be considered part of the Section 4(d) attribution, Andy retitled all of the books hosted in this collection. Care has been taken to ensure that links to the old names in this collection will redirect to the book's new location, and to the same content.

Further, the publisher requested that Andy remove their "corporate trademarks" from the books. Andy therefore also replaced the publisher's name with the phrase "Unnamed Publisher" and a link to this page.

And the citations?

A number of the books in this archive had citations to other books from the publisher, or other resources that the publisher was hosting. As part of the publisher's requests, they asked to have these citations and links removed as well. Because it did not appear as though the removal of the citations was likely to impact the books' usability, where Andy found citations to books from the publisher, Andy removed those citations as well.

More information about the project itself is available on the main page.