Sic transit …

The flood of freely available downloads of pre-2005 mathematics and philosophy books from Springer — including many logical classics, for which I posted a couple of very partial “taster menus” here — didn’t last long! Two days on, the free downloads are no longer available. I believe that there may have been issues about Springer making available books for which they didn’t have the full ownership of the copyright, without consulting authors.

It would be cruel to those who missed the party to leave up the previous posts detailing what they’ve missed; so those posts are for the moment deleted. We can only guess at the background story. We will just have to see whether, in due course, Springer do start making older books freely available when they can (I can see why it might be in their overall interests to do so).

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