We don't owe the handful of noisy anoraks who lick the books of Malcolm Smith and Paul Rusling, anything at all. We have made our information available to the public without an access fee. The creative works they contain remains our intellectual property, and it is not there to be stolen for reproductive personal profit and financial gain in the way that Rusling has done. But he has promised to deliver goods that we then paid for and which he has failed to deliver at the time he promised to do so. At the moment this looks like a repeat pattern of his taking without permission.
But Paul Rusling solicited our money for his updated book, which is based upon intellectual property he stole from us, and he did all that to support Malcolm Smith and his Ofcom licensed 5kW input imitation station (it is not even a 'tribute' station, Smith's Internet stream called 'Radio Caroline North' engages in that.)
But here we are on November 23, and our order placed in October is still "awaiting publication" (according to the official site of the well-known bookseller who we placed our order with in response to Rusling's initiated solicitation.)
Meanwhile, Rusling has disappeared and Wikipedia has deleted his vanity page.
Paul Alexander Rusling of Yorkshire is turning out to be a real 'pirate' according to the original meaning of that word. His mentor, Ronan O'Rahilly, claimed to be both a Roman Catholic and an anarchist, which is rather a strange combination since the Papacy is a firm believer in the rule of law. It seems that Rusling has no explanation for his actions other than a violator of the rule of law. We repeatedly offered him a way out by simply admitting what he had done was wrong, and not doing it again.
All we hear right now is Radio Silence, not even a whimper of Radio Blah Blah (Radio Goo Goo).