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Billium113
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Post by Billium113 » April 11th, 2020, 9:50 am

Hi, I am new here at Librivox. I am just about to claim a section, but it seems that I can not access Gutenberg for my eBook. Should I ask someone to screenshot my part or should I...?
Thx to anyone who tries to help :clap:

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Post by schrm » April 11th, 2020, 12:14 pm

Billium113 wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 9:50 am
Hi, I am new here at Librivox. I am just about to claim a section, but it seems that I can not access Gutenberg for my eBook. Should I ask someone to screenshot my part or should I...?
Thx to anyone who tries to help :clap:
hi,
sprichst du deutsch? hier ist das non-english hilfeforum: viewforum.php?f=38

gutenberg closed access from germany in general - there was a lawsuit about copyrights with a publisher.
they lost, despite gutenberg having the servers in the us. and gutenberg decided to not only close the german version of gutenberg, but deny acces for all ip's from this country.
so, if you are travelling through, it should work after connecting to the internets on the other side of the border.

there are workarounds (including the one you posted) which make it possible to download books from gutenberg - but you have to be sure, that you don't break german/eu laws.

i suggest to ask in the project thread or post the book/section here, so others can help!

cheers and greetings from tyrol,

/reader/12275
cc welcome! my skills improve from pl notes that cite when my english pronunciation is way off, or when words are missing.
thx!


en: lay down your arms, essays on art by goethe

de: sammlung prosa, rousseau, hoffmann: sommerfrische

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Post by KevinS » April 11th, 2020, 12:57 pm

Billium113 wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 9:50 am
Hi, I am new here at Librivox. I am just about to claim a section, but it seems that I can not access Gutenberg for my eBook. Should I ask someone to screenshot my part or should I...?
Thx to anyone who tries to help :clap:
Here is another source for the same edition: https://archive.org/details/empressesrome00mccagoog/page/n13/mode/2up

I assume this is the book about which you speak.
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

Billium113
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Post by Billium113 » April 12th, 2020, 2:04 am

Thank you!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :D

schrm
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Post by schrm » April 12th, 2020, 2:11 am

just as a warning, since you are in germany:
Joseph McCabe died 1955 - this book is not pd within eu and your ip can be identified. you can be sued for reading/downloading the book.

/reader/12275
cc welcome! my skills improve from pl notes that cite when my english pronunciation is way off, or when words are missing.
thx!


en: lay down your arms, essays on art by goethe

de: sammlung prosa, rousseau, hoffmann: sommerfrische

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