Maybe it's just my commercial naivety but if Calumet have the copyright but seem to have no intention of making commercial use of it why prevent a free exchange of useful info. If there's a demand for the Picker Newsletters then you'd expect Calumet to try and cash-in on it and if there isn't, then why stop the dissemination of information.

I have to laugh at such expressions as "free enterprise", "laissez faire economics" the "hidden hand", " a free society" etc with reference to the capiltalist system when what we are talking about is the objective of that great old game called "Monopoly"