steve2: I am conflicted over this: I have argued that copyright is copyright and there's nothing anyone else can do about it period. And I do have sympathy for the host of medical reasons the copy right owner had that was delaying the publishing of Ray's book.
Me too. I have defended the copyright holder's right to ownership and respected that right.
But...in two more weeks a year is up and for the life of me, I cannot think of a good reason why the book has not been released. Even if the person has some ongoing medical reasons, there have been LOTS of people offer to help.
My respect is waning. Nah, I will be honest. My respect has disappeared. If I held copyright on material that is critical for some people to have - it truly is a matter of life and death for some - even if I was in palliative care, I would look after getting the book into the public realm.
I have a personal pdf copy that I have not shared up to now. I am willing to share it now - pm me if you want a copy. My patience has ran out and Christmas is coming.
And yeah...slap me with a cease and desist. It won't get you anywhere and courts don't scare me. Sue me - I have nothing to give and you would have to get in line.
Sparrow, I am tending to side with you on this one. The book not being released only benefits one party and one party only.