No one is trying to violate copyright here (at least I am not). I think
people are just trying to obtain good resources. I don’t understand why
McGraw Hill would announce but then never publish Cory Clark’s book. I
assume the book was completely written, but then they didn’t want to
publish it at the end. That seems stupid of them to do. It robs the
community of a potentially good resource, and it only encourages piracy.
They should have at least published it as a PDF e-book or something. It
would have sold as well as any other SDR book. Anyway, I am certainly
interested in purchasing the book, if I can find it.
Are you saying that you can find Cory Clark’s book at
http://www.downarchive.com/? Perhaps there is a way to contact Cory
Clark himself to obtain/purchase a copy in PDF format? I did a google
search for him, and all I can find is the following:
“Cory L. Clark is a senior software engineer with Motorola and has
developed many LabVIEW-based DSP tools. He holds a master’s degree in
electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.”
I ask people to please post any more information they can find. Perhaps
we, as a community, could ask Cory Clark (if we can contact him) if he
could provide/sell his manuscript in PDF format, unless McGraw Hill
retains the rights to it, and would prohibit him from selling it or
distributing it on his own. He could self-publish it on Lulu.com for any
price he would like (I have bought several good and
very-reasonably-priced technical books in PDF format from there before).