So I found a free link to the Flavor bible pdf and posted it and, it was flagged. In the same post there is a free link to how to cook everything pdf and it was not flagged. As these are both free and available online I do not get it. I thought I was sharing possibly great information about what the original poster asked for. I did edit the post and removed the link to the flavor bible but kept the link to the other free pdf(how to cook everything) . Since I see alot of other links everywhere I browse on the forum I would think this would be helpful.
I appreciate that you followed the correct procedure in bringing your question to the tinkering forum.
The confusion is my fault. I misread the first link as a blog site rather than a download site. My only excuse here is that I just finished working a combined total 60 hours in the last seven days. Please let us know if you see any one linking to or posting copywritten material so that everyone continues to work from the same rules.
There's a lot of pirated material avaible for free on the internet. There's also a lot of information in the public domain. Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between the two. Generally speaking, if you can find it still for sale on Amazon as a new item and it is not extremely old (think Shakespeare other literary classics) it is still someone's private property and not in the public domain yet.
Although, it's good to mention that the owner of this website, Paul Wheaton, takes a very strong view about respecting copyright. If you're referencing copyright material, it may be better to cite the name of the book and encourage people to check it out at their local library.