While recently searching for myself online (Admit it, you've all done that at least once), I saw something I didn't expect.

A book result.

Opening it, I saw it. It was a copy of a question I answered here on Mythology.SE. And not only that, it was composed solely of questions from Mythology.SE.

Mythology - Questions and Answers by George A. Duckett

What should we do?


Personally, I'm uncomfortable with the very low quality (and extreme prices) of George Duckett's books. However, content on Stack Exchange sites is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license and as long as the books properly follow its attribution requirements there isn't anything we can - or should - do.

A little bit more detail on the network Meta:

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    Does it attribute? I didn't see any attributions. – DynamoBlaze Feb 20 '18 at 13:50
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    @MalayTheDynamo You don't? Isn't the text "answer by malaythedynamo" the reason you discovered the book in the first place? – yannis Feb 20 '18 at 13:54
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    That counts as an attribution? Guess it does.... – DynamoBlaze Feb 20 '18 at 13:59
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    @MalayTheDynamo IANAL but I think it does. – yannis Feb 20 '18 at 14:09
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    I tried looking myself up, by all I got was some guy who has been dead for centuries(210 years). – Andrew Johnson Feb 24 '18 at 16:55
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    @AndrewJohnson Probably the "book" was put together before you started contributing to the site. I am not sure if George Duckett updates the "books", but if he does I'm sure you'll appear in one of them soon enough. – yannis Feb 24 '18 at 17:03
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    I've only been here fur 4 months, so I would have to agree. – Andrew Johnson Feb 24 '18 at 17:10
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    @Yannis eBook at 8,42 play.google.com/store/books/… Well the prices on amazon are ridiculous at best. 1710 (not 17,10, 1.710) amazon.com/Mathematica-Questions-Answers-Duckett-2016-01-01/dp/… food for trolls. All ebook are around 5 and on Barnes & nobles the paperback at 15. OK that is ridiculuoskly expesive considering the answers are here for free and the author are there also. But... – Gibet Feb 26 '18 at 17:41

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