I came across a website where Poul Anderson’s copyright protected books can be downloaded freely. I told them that the material was under copyright. This is the response I received:

Dear John,

Thank you very much for bringing the Poul Anderson book to our attention. Unfortunately, the law requires us to wait from notice from the copyright holder for us to take action which is why the DMCA letter is required. If Mr. Anderson contacts us, we will promptly remove the offending document.

Thanks again for your cooperation in this matter.

Best regards,

The docstoc Team

This sound screwy to me. Why can’t they take something down that they know to be under copyright? Nonetheless, If anyone reading this can tell me who represents the estate of Poul Anderson or who his agent is, please tell me. (My SFWA handbook was carried away by giant bugs.) Anyone have their handbook at hand?