Skip to comments.John Kerry Friend Tries to Shut-Down Website Offering Free Access to "The New Soldier"
Posted on 09/09/2004 1:22:40 AM PDT by kattracks
The website http://freekerrybook.com, offering the public free access to a PDF copy of "The New Soldier" by John Kerry was temporarily shut-down by Yahoo following a complaint filed by an attorney representing George Butler, co-editor of the book and a close personal friend of John Kerry. In response, a new 527 organization has been established with a new website at http://freekerrybook.org to make information regarding this book widely available to voters prior to the Presidential election.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 7, 2004 -- James B. Davis, a private citizen, announced the formation of a new 527 organization, FREEKERRYBOOK.ORG, (http://freekerrybook.org) to provide the public free access to "The New Soldier" by John Kerry and Vietnam Veterans Against The War. Since its publication in 1971, John Kerry's book "The New Soldier" has acquired almost legendary status. Rumors abound of political operatives scrambling to locate and suppress stray copies during Kerry's House campaign in 1972. Copies now sell on eBay for hundreds of dollars.
John F. Kerry has made his Vietnam service the cornerstone of his campaign for President. But he has said virtually nothing about what he did when he came home. His activities and statements at the time painted our veterans with an undeserved bloody brush. Many believe, and statements by the North Vietnamese confirm, that the activities of John Kerry, Jane Fonda and others actually prolonged the war, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of our soldiers, and thousands of Vietnamese.
Mr. Davis' first website at http://freekerrybook.com was temporarily shut-down by Yahoo following a complaint filed by an attorney representing George Butler. Mr. Butler is a co-editor of the book and has been a close personal friend of John Kerry since 1964. Mr. Davis has filed a sworn counter-notification with Yahoo, demanding that the website be reactivated. George Butler is directing a film titled 'Going Up River' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407263/) purported to be a documentary about John Kerry's Vietnam service and his anti-war activities.
Mr. Davis stated, "I would hope that George Butler and John Kerry don't want the text and photos in 'The New Soldier' to be made available
because they are ashamed of what they did. But I suspect the motivation is embarrassment to John Kerry's campaign instead."
TTOOOOOOO late. Way too many copies are out there on the net. Got mine last week.
The Kerry Book Burning Party
This is great, thanks!
I'm curious how they are getting around the copyright laws. This may fall under "Fair Use," but I didn't think that allowed for public dissemination of an entire copyrighted work.
Not that I'm complaining. This book and Kerry's post-war activities need complete national attention.
It's no longer a book. It's evidence. Like his military service record, Kerry would like to suppress this evidence too. Heaven forbid that the voters find out who and what Kerry truly is.
My thinking is they don't care if they're sued - since a suit would only draw media and public attention to the book.
I have printed out the whole book. I will be going to photo copy more copies of the book and give it to the liberals to read. =)
As I understand it was introduced into the Congressional Record as a result of his testimony. Therefore the text, but not the pictures, are a public record.
Where can I get a copy of the book? I'd like to spread it throughout Yokosuka and Sasebo.
Me too, and I have accidentally on purpose left one on the table at our Barnes & Noble to infuriate the RATS! hehehe
Hey, that's a great idea!! Wish I lived near one! I would do the same. Every week put out fresh copies.
There are dozens of copies of copies on eBay right now, both in the original print format as well as pdf files.
I love it when they panic!
My next target...the public library! lol!
I don't know who, if anyone, may be suing for kerry's records. Maybe Regnery could do it and then publish it as an affordable little glossy pamphlet, with an "internet edition" as well.
sKerry did not take them up on the offer. Oddly enough!
FReepers are key in getting the word out about the righteousness of the SBVFT by exposing Kerry's FRAUD.
Swiftee window sticker thread - get yours! Freep mail for details.
Actually it is indeed a blatant infringement of copyright and not at all suprising that it would be taken down. There is no legitimate "fair use" defense here.
It would seem that kerry's 'friends' have also hijacked the donating process for the Swift Boats Vets for Truth and are taking donations meant for the Vets and directing them towards the kerry campaign.
I just downloaded it. Its a simple PDF document.
John O'Neill mentioned on the radio that 'New Soldier' is not available... can anyone get him a message that's its up on the website?
So much for free speech ping. That only applies when President Bush is attacked.
You know, I think that John Kerry doesn't want the public to read this book. I wonder why?
Link to PDF not working....busy? Check back later?
Take a copy to your local VFW and American Legion. Ask them what they think of it?
Hmmm...trying to click on it, but all I get is a blank screen.
The Adobe Reader is a free download here.
It is breathtakingly stunning to know that Kerry wrote this book, took it off the shelves, and REFUSES to discuss it or even 'own it' when it is HIS BOOK. And it is totally the stuff of propaganda, that the mainstream press hides this book from view, knowing it will HURT Kerry.
HECK---the very FACT that kerry and his attorney's try to SUPPRESS this book is FRONT PAGE NEWS. (If Bush had written something as horrendously anti-military as this...it would be known by EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN BY NOW !)
The book Kerry co-wrote, the one with the mock up of Iwo Jima and the upside down American flag being hoisted, is the key, imho, to exposing kerry fully and completely to the American people.
We deserve to have this book fully vetted on the national airwaves and john kerry needs to explain and defend his words in this book.
Especially the part where he describes his group, the VAVW, as NOT SUPPORTING ANY VETERANS of any WAR.
This book, had a republican candidate written it, would have been front page news, MONTHS AGO.
It is time to press this book and its horror into the hearts and minds of every American-if the major networks continue to protect john kerry, if ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR and PTN and 60 minutes continue to ROB the AMERICAN PEOPLE of the past actions of john kerry FORCING the Swift Boat Veterans and others who KNOW exactly what kerry has done to do THEIR WORK in informing the American people...then it might be time for an investigation of sorts to be done....an investigation the puts into LAW that all news organizations state upfront, on every broadcast, whether they are democrat, republican or an independent, non-partisan news cast.
I am tired of the major networks destroying American resolve in war time, giving one candidate TREMENDOUS BREAKS while trashing the one who does not represent their ideology.
Kerry's book.......THE NEW SOLDIER....should NOT BE ALLOWED to remain a secret, hidden by the major networks, so that the corrupt and treasonous nature of john kerry stays beneath the surface.
I AM SO TIRED THE MAJOR TELEVISION NETWORKS TRASHING OUR RIGHT TO KNOW BOTH SIDES.
If kerry regrets writing it, TOUGH TACOS, he did, and it reveals his lack of character and sets the stage for the votes he made as a senator.... votes that were always degrading to our military and sets the course for other actions, ie his refusal to attend intelligence briefings (part of his job that he DID NOT TAKE SERIOUSLY!)
We cannot let this man be our COMMANDER IN CHIEF. NO WAY.
President Bush should have a copy of this book that he can hold up at the debates, discussing the picture on the front, and some of the pathetic statements found within it, as well.
AMERICA DESERVES TO KNOW THEIR CANDIDATES!
I went to the US Copyright office's web site to read up on copyright expiration, but it's still a little murky. According to what I read, the original copyright on The New Soldier has expired, but the book was eligible for an automatic copyright renewal (like any other book from the same era). The renewals database contains no relevant entries under that title, or the authors "John Kerry", "Vietnam Vets Against The War", or "VVAW". However, the section on automatic renewals is vague enough to me that I am unsure if it had to be registered with the copyright office to get the extension.
I love this paragraph on page 31 of the New Soldier.
This from someone who made a career out of bamboozling his constituents.
NECESSITY OF INFORMED ELECTORATE
"Fundamentally you said that the people can bamboozle their constituents; they can fool them. Of course, that is quite true of any system of a representative nature. The solution to that is to inform the electorate itself to the extent that they recognize a fraud or a phony when they have one. This is not easy to do, but it is fundamental in a democracy. If you believe in a democratic system, the electorate who elect the representatives have to have a sufficient capacity for discrimmination. They have to be able to tell the difference between a phony, someone who simply puts pieces in the record, and someone who actually does something, so that they can recognize it in an election, if they are interested."
Right click on the link and save the document to disk, then use Acrobat to open it.
So, maybe Mr. Butler should incorporate as a public library. How does a library get around the "fair use" defense, anyway? Heck, when "Earth in the Balance" came out, I needed to read it to see what Gore was proposing, but I wasn't willing to pay him a dime...so I went to the library and borrowed their copy.
What do you say to a FReeper public reading of excerpts in front of Kerry's office?
Libraries do not make copies of books. Copying an entire book is not a valid "fair use" defense. Kerry or whomever owns the copyright have every right to shut down sites that post his book. In fact if they want to play hardball they can sue the site or ISP for $100K per violation. Ann Coulter, Tom Brokaw, Stephen King, Pat Buchanan, ad infinitum have that same right. Just because John Kerry is liberal commie scum sucking traitor doesn't give anyone the right. If anyone doesn't think Ann Coulter will eviscerate anyone doing this with her books, just try it and see.
LOL! So Kerry actually believes in the fundamental principle of private property -- except when it comes to taxing the average working stiff to death(despite his protestations to the contrary) and extending the time that we spend as indentured servants of Big Government/Nanny State socialism.
See this group of Swift Boats patrolling together? They are NOT SERVING together!!! Only the ones on the SAME BOAT are serving together! Each group of personnel on each boat know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the personnel on the other boat, PERIOD !! If they say they do, they are Republican LIARS !! Unless the one talking is a DemocRAT. Then he is telling the truth, of course.
This idjit needs to release HIS MILITARY RECORDS!
Yep - some Dem put up "swift-vets.com" (inserting the hyphen) and when you click through, the banner says "Not What You're Looking For?" and has a number of ABB stickers, etc.
Unless, of course, the copyright has expired. See #40.