[time-nuts] RE: [Manual_Exchange] HP woes.
jmiles at pop.net
Thu Apr 21 17:36:39 EDT 2005
From: Manual_Exchange at yahoogroups.com
[mailto:Manual_Exchange at yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Chip_User
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 8:26 AM
To: Manual_Exchange at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Manual_Exchange] HP woes.
There may be a way to get HP's blessings for selling/distributing (pdf)
manuals. Take a look at this item on ebay. The seller declares
"Reproduced with Permission, Courtesy of Agilent Technologies, Inc."
Here's the result of my conversation with Manuals Plus (forwarded by
We had not seen or heard anything about this until your e-mail but rest easy
as several years ago we obtained after trying for a long time the writt en
permission to copy and distribut the older no longer supported equipement
manauls. They do not give that easily as they feel unless they are sure the
copies or reprints as we call them are good ones they would be bad for their
name and you proably have noticed as required we put our name on the manual
so there is no mistake where it came from.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention as it is very interesting but
you will as in the past be able to obtain manuals from Manuals Plus
completely within the law.
130 No. Cutler Dr.
No. Salt Lake City, UT 84054
YOU CAN NOW ORDER ONLINE, FROM
OUR WEBSITE, USING ANY MAJOR
We accept any major credit cards, checks,
money orders and purchase orders
(with an established account)
We ship via Fed Ex, UPS and US Mail.
Price quted are in US dollars.
If we do not have the item in stock, we
can put you on our "want list" for that
From: John Miles [mailto:jmiles at pop.net]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 8:57 AM
To: sales at manualsplus.com
Subject: HP manuals
I'm a customer of yours who's purchased several HP manuals in the past, and
I've always found your service extremely helpful when trying to bring a
piece of older HP gear back to life. I was wondering if you folks had any
comment on Agilent's recent campaign against people selling, giving away, or
otherwise distributing electronic and (rumor has it) print copies of HP
Do you anticipate being able to continue to supply HP equipment manuals in
light of this threat? If not, have you attempted to contact Agilent's legal
department to negotiate a license? I would hate to see all avenues of HP
manual distribution eliminated, and as Manuals Plus has always been my
primary vendor for these manuals, I thought it would be a good idea to check
with you directly.
Thanks! -- John Miles, KE5FX
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