> Rick, it is significant that googlebooks.com does not have
> The Waste Land available for download. They do allow
> printing and/or downloads of public domain material. The
> copyright issues you cite re: bartleby.com are too
> intricate and subtle for me to comprehend. All I can make
> of it is that copyrighted material can also be published
> online in html. It's too confusing.
What it is is ludicrous and unintelligent and counter to the
entire spirit of copyright as it was intended.
Perhaps the best solution is a good bit of civil
disobedience: copy and paste and redistribute the bloody
poems at will. Copyright law is a mess.