Stevenson and Fanshawe East african app

To: Steve Clark <>
Subject: Stevenson and Fanshawe East african app
From: Brian Finch <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:56:57 +0300
Hi Phil,
Really long time, I hope this finds you well and keeping busy. I am
very happy you like the App. I have just got back from the Safaricom
Office, where I have dropped off my Ipad, and they have arranged to
transfer a working copy on a closed line with My Digital Earth. Once I
get this (tomorrow or Friday) I can go through and do some quality
control that hasn't as yet taken place. It's been such a long time
since PNG, I sort of miss it, but there is still so much novel stuff
out here plus intermittent excitement like this!

Thanks so much for letting the Australian scene know that we are back
on track. I have now heard from Bloomsbury with profuse apologies and
we are also moving ahead there.

Best to all

On 3/13/13, Steve Clark <> wrote:
> G'day Phil et al.
> I was holding off for a couple of days to update people but I had an email
> from
> Brian Finch yesterday.
> Brian is the person whose bird calls were used in the app without his
> knowledge and without credit given.  He only found out about the new app
> when I posted a message on the Tanzanian birding forum telling people it
> was available.   Bloomsbury is the publisher of the book and My Digital
> Earth is the publisher of the app (and several other similar ones).  Brian
> is now 'best mates' with the owner of My Digital Earth and is happy with
> the arrangements being put in place.  The problem was between Bloomsbury
> and My Digital Earth apparently.
> Those with the Morcombe app should compare the credit given to David
> Stewart with the non-existing credit given to whoever provided the calls
> for the Southern African and Middle East apps.
> Anyway - with Brian's blessing - buy the East African app, enjoy it and
> await a new improved version with quality controlled bird calls and due
> credit given to the supplier.
> Cheers
> Steve
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Phil & Sue Gregory <
> > wrote:
>> I have bought this app and it is great, having the calls to hand is very
>> handy, so I was puzzled to see the apparent problems about copyright. I
>> asked Terry Stevenson direct and here is his response:
>> "Not really sure what's going on, and I don't know anything about a
>> dispute over copyright of the calls.
>> I understand the publisher has put out an electronic version of the
>> original guide (which I haven't seen) but hear it's just an electronic
>> version of the original book.
>> Somewhere around the end of 2014 we are planning to publish the 2nd
>> edition and also bring out an  'enhanced ebook'  (with most of the calls)
>> at the same time, but as far as I know nothing with calls is due before
>> that."
>> The app is still on the i-Tunes store as of today, it looks as if it's
>> something to do with the publishers but whatever, it is still available.
>> Phil Gregory
>> Website 2: Http://
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