From Commentary Press: "In honor of Raymond & Cynthia Franz, the present copyright owner of Crisis of Conscious and In Search of Christian Freedom is committed to further distribution of these publications. More details will be forthcoming."
The Commentary Press site is today a memorial to Ray and his wife. I just wish it was more than something dedicated to the dead. It should be a site dedicated to the living who remain in the Watchtower!
Is that not what Raymond Franz would have hoped for?
I see the dedication to further print and distribute is very much a dedication to the living HMTM.
A dedication to educate
HMTM in reality, most people can more easily read the pdf versions because it is not something easily seen. No hiding of the book.
Seriously, it can be stored on a thumb drive.
I've read the pdf, there's NO WAY I could've gotten away with reading and hiding a hard copy at the time. Now my feelings are out in the open I really want to buy COC to read and have around the house but can't afford the silly prices at Amazon.
Who owns copyright then?
I don't think anybody owns copyright. I'll print the book, but the repercussions of an actual copyright holder jumping on the bandwagon mid-project is daunting. I don't think Cynthia left the rights to anyone. She never had children, but that doesn't mean that here is no distant living relative. Oh and I am deadly serious when I say that I would print it. I do NOT want to sound like the publishing house we so love to hate, but we could make it available at a more affordable price - just to cover the printing expense!