Rockfax in copyright dispute with Coronn.com
by Alan James Feb/2002
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Swedish based website Coronn.com has been advertising free topos for
download. Closer inspection has revealed
that many of them show a remarkable similarity to some existing printed
guidebooks. The Mallorca and El Chorro topos are almost identical to the
topos in the 1996 Costa Blanca, Mallorca, El Chorro ROCKFAX. The
Frankenjura topos are very similar to those published in a guidebook by
German author Bernhard Thum. Although Coronn.com deny copying the topos they
have offered no explanation as to why their diagrams contain all of the
minor errors which were present in the 1996 ROCKFAX.
ROCKFAX and Bernhard Thum are currently taking legal advise on the matter. All German and UK climbing magazines are now refusing to take further advertising from Coronn.com. Viruses are also reported in some of the downloads.