On what is a growing number of occasions we’ve beeb highlighting the good and very useful work that Phil Schnyder and his team at askSam are doing by are providing free searchable and browsable (online or download and use offline) to classic books, government and legal documents, speeches, and more utilizing askSam database software.
Today, we’ve learned that ask Sam has just released three new databases (what they call eBooks) that might be of interest to some of you, especially those with an interest in copyright issues.
U.S. Copyright Law (title 17 of the US Code)
“Search and analyze the full text of the Copyright Law of the United States of America & related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code. Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of ‘original works of authorship,’ including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.”
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
“Search and analyze the full text of The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Passed in 1998, the DMCA is a bill designed to bring the Copyright Law up to date with digital media.”
State of the Union Addresses of the American Presidents
“Search and analyze the full-text of all State of the Union Addresses from 1790-2005.”
A complete and rapidly expanding list of ask Sam book, all free, can be found here.
Btw, to view offline you’ll need a free copy of the askSam reader.