Hoist the Jolly Roger

The worldwide Art of Electronics food chain includes various inexpensive editions, printed (with publisher’s permission) locally on gritty brownish-gray “paper.” It also includes an occasional fully ripped-off edition, in apparent violation of copyright etiquette. Check out former President Marcos’ interest in electronics, formalized in a Presidential Decree printed in an old Phillipine edition of the book:

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Apparently this sort of activity was OK over there, as long as you didn’t take these books out of the country:

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