Could Hârn be put on a CD ROM?
The HârnList has discussed this several times and determined that, while the list members would love to see all the Hârn articles on one CD ROM, it would not be a sufficiently interesting product to generate profit for the company. As much as its fans love the products, all companies are run by profits. To organize, index and scan all the articles on Hârn into a CD ROM would take a lot of time and money. The other problem is copyright. If all the articles were in an electronic format the publisher could not assure its authors and artists that their works would not be copied without their permission. In this case it’s not just a question of losing profits to illegal copies – but infringment on the artist/author in that their works could be used in ways they had not originally forseen nor given permission for.