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On Thu, 1 Feb 1996, Raghu S. Pendyala wrote:

> All codes should be sold through and available from outlets nominated 
> from authorities only.  To put the codes on the web, where every one 
> can download it for free, dimminishes their authoritative 
> role. In fact, in Australia, it is an offence against law to even 
> photocopy any thing from the code(not that it is not being done). 
> I think to preserve the authenticity and the authority of the codes 
> they ought not to be put on the web. I do not know much about the 
> blue book.
> Raghu Pendyala
> Civil Engineeing
> The University of Melbourne
> Home page:
> email: pendyala(--nospam--at)

I fail to see how making the codes readily available to the public, and 
to those who are bound by them, could possibly imperil there 
"authenticity and authority". I agree with Dennis Wish's reply. 

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Bob Shilling, SE             Berkeley, CA          shilling(--nospam--at)