Yeah. I wish we had explained it better ages ago, but to be honest it's all a new area of weirdness that Dave and I have to deal with. I'm sure we're probably being overcautious in a lot of ways, but we have in the past received pleasant emails from legal departments requesting that we kindly make scans of current issues disappear. And I can totally understand that. The Internet is a huge threat to print media in so many ways, and we respect the fact that having free online versions of something currently available for sale is tantamount to piracy... and I empathise with the poor buggers trying to protect their turf in the face of unregulated dissemination.
It's not because Dave and I are assheads. That's ancillary.