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    Preditors & Editors Requiescat In Pace DaveKuzminski's Avatar
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    Feb 2005

    They're at URL Anyone know if they're making available books still covered by copyright without compensating authors?

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    On a small world west of wonder LindaJeanne's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    From their terms of service:

    4 Copyrights
    4.1 All materials presented on this site are available for the distribution over the Internet in accordance with the license of the Russian Organization for multimedia and Digital Systems (ROMS) and intended for personal use only. Further distribution, resale or broadcasting is strictly prohibited.
    4.2 The Site remunerates the fees for every downloaded File in accordance with the license agreement.
    4.3 All trademarks, trade names, company names, slogans, logos, and any other copyright items, which can be seen on the Site pages in various contexts, are the property of their respective owners. You have no right to copy, distribute or use them without written permission from the owners.
    4.4 The Client has no right to download any Files from the Site if this violates the law of his country.
    4.5 The Site Administration can not control actions of each Client therefore the Client is responsible for any illegitimate use of the Site's materials or/and Services.
    (bolding mine)

    From the WikiPedia article:
    Russian Organization for Multimedia and Digital Systems (ROMS, Russian: РОМС), also known as Russian Multimedia and Internet Society is a Russian collective rights management organization. ROMS is a body designated by Russian law for collecting and distributing statutory copyright royalty payments from radio stations and Internet download sites in Russia.[1] It is disputed whether they are authorized by law to allow music for download[2] This is currently pending in the Russian legal system.[3]
    (bolding mine)

    Hopefully someone has some more info.
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