Oct 31, 2006 05:48 AM
by Mark Jaqua
BCW online and "Permissions"
Dan says that the Blavatsky Collected
Writings online, were put there without
permission of Quest & Theosophical Publishing
House. I say skrew 'em. They've had them
for up to 40 yrs (the original vols. were
published independently by Zirkoff) and
that's long enough. They certainly don't
care much about publishing rights - unless
its their own - as can be seen by Algeo
stealing and plagiarizing perhaps the whole
of John Cooper's editorial work on Vol. I
of "HPB Letters." The work is de Zirkoff's
- not Quest's. One wonders why the largest
TS - Wheaton/Adyar - has to go Outside
their own largest organization to get any
quality scholars - de Zirkoff and Barborka,
for instance, were both Point Loma people.
A good question is - since groups like
ULT and Pasadena have put all their
literature online - why hasn't Quest/Wheaton
done the same thing? The work on the
BCW CD (a good thing!) is the work of
another nearly Independent in the Phillipines
- Vincent Hao Chin (?). Always work by
independents - which Wheaton scarfs up!
Plain txt BCW on line at:
Three cheers for Hartog!
<7. HPB's Collected Writings Online: UPDATE
Posted by: "danielhcaldwell"
Date: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:33 pm (PST)
<Sometime ago on Theos-Talk, I pointed
out that the 15 volumes of HPBs Collected Writings
now online on the following site in the Netherlands.
<It now appears that the website had not actually got
permission of Quest Books/Theosophical Publishing
House (Wheaton, Illinois) to put all of this material
<At the above link, one can read a brief statement
about this from the website's owner.
<This is an unfortunate turn of events but I am
surprised that this project was undertaken without
prior consultation and obtaining approval from Quest
<Nevertheless, Quest Books sells the 14 volumes of the
COLLECTED WRITINGS on an inexpensive CD-ROM.
<for a link about the CD-ROM.
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