It looks like Heathkit manuals are no longer available for download on BAMA or any other sites. Copyright issues.

John Dilks K2TQN oldradio at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Sat Dec 13 15:09:58 EST 2008

What I'm saying is, Heath and who every else who owned the rights had 
an obligation to enforce the copyright laws. Ignorance of them being 
copied and provided via the Internet is no excuse.  They didn't do 
it, they didn't even try, so the material became public domain.

(I lost a trademark this way, and it only took a couple of months to 
happen.  I spent over $10K trying to stop it.)

What that guy bought was a box that was empty.  The prior owner sold 
him empty boxes that used to contain things.  Now the guy with the 
boxes want everything that was given away, to come back.  If he isn't 
stopped, he'll next ask for the records of who downloaded 
(his-claimed) material and will bill you for it.

At the very least we should not do business with him.  I know I won't.

Question:  Did anyone check their original manuals to see if in fact 
they were originally copyrighted?  Each one sent out by Heath should 
have been registered.  I'll bet some, maybe all, weren't.

73, John 

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