The eBookery: On Not Getting Sued for My Man Jeeves

Project Gutenberg has their header and footer text for a reason. And they tell you to keep it for a reason.

Excerpt from the header:

Copyright laws are changing all over the world. Be sure
to check the copyright laws for your country before
downloading or redistributing this or any other Project
Gutenberg eBook.

This header should be the first thing seen when viewing
this Project Gutenberg file. Please do not remove it.
Do not change or edit the header without written permission.

Excerpt from the footer, the legal small print:

Why is this "Small Print!" statement here? You know: lawyers.
They tell us you might sue us if there is something wrong with
your copy of this eBook, even if you got it for free from
someone other than us, and even if what's wrong is not our
fault. So, among other things, this "Small Print!" statement
disclaims most of our liability to you. It also tells you how
you may distribute copies of this eBook if you want to.

Everyone hates getting sued. I really hate it, personally.

So I’ve re-uploaded My Man Jeeves with the Gutenberg header (before the table of contents) and footer (after everything else). They use the guides “Acknowledgements” and “Colophon” respectively.

The previous download link will still point you to the new download. Again, My Man Jeeves has no copyright in the US, but may have copyright in your country; please check before you download.

Here’s the download link again, for convenience:

[download id=”15″]

The Wodehouse and the Tolkien estates are well-known for coming down hard if they think they can and it’s to their benefit. I doubt the Wodehouse trustees would pay this little excursion any heed, especially given that copyright expired in the US a few years ago, but better safe than sorry, what?