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Old 03-06-2011, 07:08   #1
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How to Share Large Document ?

I have a 70mb pdf file which is the complete Pearson 32 owners manual - I would like to make this available to anyone, without having to have them PM me to email them (it took me a year to get it that way).

How can I accomplish this with cruisersforum?

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Old 03-06-2011, 07:23   #2
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Re: How to share large document?

You will need to find a file sharing service outside of CF to share this.
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Re: How to share large document?

A few suggestions... do Pearson have a website, and would they be willing to host it there?

Failing that, do a search for My Dropbox - you can have up to 2MB of free storage space there. You would need to share the account password for others to share this.

Another option is to creat a blog with a free host such as Wordpress, who allow you to upload files of up to 1MB at a time. You could then add a link from here to there.
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Re: How to share large document?

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Failing that, do a search for My Dropbox - you can have up to 2MB of free storage space there. You would need to share the account password for others to share this.
You can create public folders on Dropbox. Anyone who has the link can then access the folder without needing a password. Use the "Public Folder" option.
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Re: How to share large document?

Sandy, you will have a problem with copyright violation. Pearson (more likely their heirs, assignees, whatever) presumably still own the copyright to that and unless you can prove it has been abandoned or made pubic domain, it is illegal for anyone else to be hosting (publishing( their material without their consent.

Of course that doesn't prevent you or anyone else from posting it someplace on the web and letting search engines find it, but it does ensure that a business entity like CF probably would be uninterested in having anything to do with it. While the copyright owner might just yell at you and ask you to take it down, a commercial copyright violation (i..e hosting by a business for business related purposes) can be a six-figure problem.

The simple rule of thumb (simple, not perfectly accurate) is that anything printed after WW1 still enjoys copyright protection, unless there's proof to the contrary. In the US and other nations that have signed the (Berne Convention?) but not every nation follows this.
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