Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Solid State

Solid State Talk all about solid state amplification.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd February 2002, 09:40 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Wheaton, Il.
Smile Audio Magazine Distortion Analyzer article

Folks,

Per my previoeus post, I've put the referred to Audio Magazine article on building your own THD analyzer up on my website. It is in three downloadable PDF files, reflecting the three original article segments.

The article is on my site, www.a-and-t-labs.com/products.htm

Go to the "Support" page. and click on "Links". You'll find the article links there.

Cheers!
__________________
R Metz
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2002, 01:58 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Columbia, SC
Unless you've made arrangements with the author and/or whoever owns the rights to Audio magazine these days, you are very likely in violation of copyright law.

Grey
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2002, 06:27 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Wheaton, Il.
Default Distortion Analyzer

I'll check with the author and whoever I can find connected with Audio Magazine, as well as legal advice on age of article, and defunct nature of magazine, and hopefully will be able to make the links available again.
__________________
R Metz
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2002, 07:35 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: USA
rmetz,

Thanks for your well-intentioned actions. If you happen to speak with an intellectual property attorney along the way, I'd be curious to know if posting this material qualifies as an example of fair use. Perhaps it may, as it was done for a noncommercial instructional purpose.

Grey,

If you're listening our there -- being an author yourself, can you shed any light on the issue of fair use as it applies to posting of copyrighted material on the web? This is good stuff to know for future reference, as I'm sure there will be other instances of folks wanting to post articles from now-defunct pubs that have DIY interest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2002, 10:34 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Columbia, SC
I'm at work now, hence good to go...it's the home setup that's going down in flames.
Fair use is generally construed as being for the original purchaser. If I buy a CD of Miles Davis, for instance, I can record a cassette for my car. I cannot (legally) record a cassette for you. You'll have to buy your own CD and make your own cassette in order to remain with the boundaries of the law.
Non-commercial/non-profit/educational use/etc. doesn't enter into the equation. If you post copyrighted material in a public place (without permission from the holder of the copyright), you have no control over how it's used. Saying that it's for "educational purposes" is an empty phrase; even the writers of text books are paid for their work (not as highly as you might assume from the prices they charge for textbooks, but that's another matter). I don't know what the contract between the author and Audio magazine looked like, but I'd be very surprised indeed if one or the other (or 'their successors, assigns...' etc.--fancy contract talk for saying that they can sell their rights to others or put the rights into a Will in case of death, and so on and so forth...) didn't retain copyright over the article.
Trust me, writing doesn't pay well...that author needs every penny he can get. I once read that there are fewer than 200 full-time authors in the US. Your first reaction is something along the lines of "hogwash!" But once you start numbering people: Tom Clancy, Anne Rice, whoever, you find yourself running out of obvious names after about 25 or 50 people. A lot of the folks you might think are full-time, aren't. Many of them are professors at schools, and simply happen to write on the side.
I happen to be re-reading Lord of the Rings at the moment. Tolkein was a professor at Oxford (I think--someone will pop up and tell me if I'm wrong) in spite of the number of copies the Ring books sold. That's the usual story, rather than the exception. (Somewhat closer to the theme of this site, Horowitz & Hill are both still teaching in spite of the relative success of The Art of Electronics.)
The advice still holds: Don't quit your day job.
I have no illusions that I will ever be full time as an author. I'm lucky if my writing income breaks even with the cost of the computers I buy to write my stories upon. I imagine the same is true for the author of the Audio article.

Grey
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2002, 11:11 PM   #6
Warp Engineer
On Holiday
 
AudioFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Queensland, Australia
Quote:
Originally posted by GRollins
If I buy a CD of Miles Davis, for instance, I can record a cassette for my car.
And (strictly speaking) we cant even legally do that in Australia oh well ..... such is life.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th February 2002, 04:08 PM   #7
tiroth is offline tiroth  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
"Fair use" isn't necessarily limited to the "purchaser", at least in the U.S.A. For instance, I can (in theory) discuss your circuit in the context of later developments in signal theory, as long as the major content of the work is original. In practice, this is often problematic as lawyers start coming into play, and companies will sometimes pay off the IP holders just to avoid the trouble. The line between wholesale copying and illustrative inclusion is often blurry. (the former is certainly not permissible)
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Distortion Analyzer - Again Zero Cool Equipment & Tools 4 29th June 2013 11:14 PM
Seeking info: researching the Trio Kenwood L-07D for a magazine article Triophile Analogue Source 4 9th August 2009 05:42 AM
article in german magazine cph2000 Multi-Way 11 27th November 2005 04:56 PM
MDF magazine article mltaunt Everything Else 0 24th May 2004 02:52 AM
Article about Wilson Audio in Fortune Magazine Da5id4Vz Everything Else 21 11th July 2003 08:38 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:47 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2