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Re: theos-talk Re: The $64,000 Question

Dec 31, 2010 03:13 PM
by MKR

Yes, yes, yes.

I am more talking about recent publications and those whose copyright has
not expired.

At least in the USA, law requires disclosure of some of the financial
information to the public.

Last year for which published info (tax info) is available, significant
amount of money was spent on accountants from outside and relatively very
small for traveling lecturers and theosophical work at the lodge level. The
highest paid employee is also an accountant.

So the priorities need to be re-checked and re-calibrated.

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Konstantin Zaitzev <>wrote:

> > Given that lodges have self autonomy it may well be that these
> > copyrights, for early/foundational materials, are owned by (or
> > excepted for,) the Society, dunno.
> Really, the Theosophical Society is less affected by the copyright issues
> than many other organizations, for the most of its materials (and among them
> the most important ones) are in public domain.
> They can be easily digitized and put online, and a good deal of that work
> is already done, but not be the structures of the Society, receiving our
> fees, but by enthusiasts, some of them aren't members at all. So the
> question is again not to the publishers but to the officials of the Society
> about efficiency of using the funds.

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