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At newsgroup alt.binaries.e-book.flood someone just posted the following Osprey books:

The Long Range Desert Group 1940-45

PanzerKampfwagenIV 1936-45

British Tanks in North Africa 1940-42

Panther Variants

Flammpanzer German flamethrower tanks

StuGIII Assualt Gun 1940-42

Tiger Heavy Tank 1942-45

Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942-45

If you search back far enough in the group you will also find these for uniforms:

The Italian Army 1940-45

US Army in WWII, The Pacific

Japanese Army 1931-45

Hermann Goering Division

Waffen SS 1 to 5 Divisions

They are in yEnc format and are PDF books.

MikeT

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Originally posted by MikeT:

At newsgroup alt.binaries.e-book.flood someone just posted the following Osprey books:

The Long Range Desert Group 1940-45

PanzerKampfwagenIV 1936-45

British Tanks in North Africa 1940-42

Panther Variants

Flammpanzer German flamethrower tanks

StuGIII Assualt Gun 1940-42

Tiger Heavy Tank 1942-45

Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942-45

If you search back far enough in the group you will also find these for uniforms:

The Italian Army 1940-45

US Army in WWII, The Pacific

Japanese Army 1931-45

Hermann Goering Division

Waffen SS 1 to 5 Divisions

They are in yEnc format and are PDF books.

MikeT

This was done with the copyright laws in mind? I know nothing about newsgroups. The publisher okayed this?

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Originally posted by Michael Dorosh:

This was done with the copyright laws in mind? I know nothing about newsgroups. The publisher okayed this?

Not a chance, but there are a lot of digitized Ospreys floating around the seedy digital underworld. I don't know who took it upon themselves to scan them in, but they're out there.

Definitely illegal, unless Osprey has been around for hundred years...

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Don't know about that bit. But books are on those newsgroups all the time. The Osprey books have been appearing for some time now.

Get them or don't, your decision.

But I was looking over the files. Modders should fine some ideas for their work.

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Well, I've forwarded the link to this thread to Osprey Publishing, I guess if it is a big deal to them, they will take the appropriate actions with the newsgroup in question.

As a published author myself, I always find it disheartening to see people encouraging others to steal the work of respected artists and writers.

I know that if we posted here about where to get a "free" version of CMAK the thread would be locked and the information deleted, and rightly so.

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It amazes me how people on the internet seem to have so little respect for other people's property.

Well, having stolen Music, Games, and Movies,it was only a matter of time before the pirates got around to books....

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Good grief - people are espousing theft here? :mad: :mad:

That's a grounds for banning!

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