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Copyright protections were never supposed to last forever. Copyright was originally designed to protect creators long enough so that they could profit from their work, after which time that work would enter the public domain.
http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/ Library Philosophy and Practice 2011 Isaac Oluwadare Busayo Principal Librarian Nimbe Adedipe Library University of Agriculture P.M.B.2240 Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
There are some readers for whom obtaining a first edition copy of their favorite book or author is of great import and this is evidenced by people standing in long lines to get their hands on new books. While this may be a common site in the West, many believe this is not the case in the Arab world.
"Booktype is becoming the ideal platform for open publishing. With the booksprint methodology, Booktype enabled us generate the Spending Data Handbook in a few days, while remaining open to feedback and development." Friedrich Lindenberg Head of Labs (Technology), http://okfnlabs.org "I was impressed at how seamless and almost invisible Booktype was in the project.
New data from Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ Global Entertainment and Media Outlook projects that e-books will make up 50 percent of the U.S. trade book market by 2016. What will happen in the rest of the world during that time? PwC gave paidContent an exclusive look at their e-book data, and here are some of their predictions.
Lately, it seems that every other article about ebooks is news about a new lawsuit. Ebooks have a series of legal ramifications inherent to the format, problems that did not exist (or did but to a far lesser degree) in other book formats.
Anti-piracy group Antipiratbyrån is making good on its threats to take file-sharing sites offline in Sweden. During the last 48 hours, police in Sweden and the Netherlands swooped on key staff and hardware connected to a long-standing private BitTorrent tracker. As yet another popular eBook site closes, famous tracker Scene Access is being warned – you’re next. Following the announcement this month that Sweden’s Supreme Court would not be hearing an appeal of the Pirate Bay trial, entertainment industry lawyers warned that file-sharing sites in Sweden were living on borrowed time. All 150 sites with Swedish connections were advised to shut down – or else. For Swepiracy, a private BitTorrent tracker founded in 2006, it’s now too late.
PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app).
By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief Visitors test e-reading devices at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Photo © Frankfurt Book Fair) In today’s feature story about Russia’s digital publishing market , Vladimir Kharitonov says that while Russians are reading less print books than before, they are in truth, actually reading more:
By Edward Nawotka
“Access not ownership, relationships not transactions, meaning is money.”
Scope of the study
Digital rights management ( DRM ) is a class of controversial access control technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to limit the use of digital content and devices after sale . DRM is any technology that inhibits uses of digital content that are not desired or intended by the content provider. DRM also includes specific instances of digital works or devices. Companies such as Amazon , AT&T , AOL , Apple Inc. , BBC , Microsoft , Electronic Arts , and Sony use digital rights management.
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Released: April 4, 2012