bq.I cancelled my Audible subscription this morning. I hadn’t used it in a few months yet was still paying the monthly fee. I stopped using it because both the computer I used to download books and the iPod I used to listen to them developed difficulties. I’ve replaced both the computer and the iPod but the Audible service doesn’t transfer because of the DRM limits. I think they assume that I’m “stealing” the books. This has always been the problem with copy protection and nothing has changed. – “Dave Winer(I cancelled my Audible subscription this morning)”:http://archive.scripting.com/2005/05/06#When:7:05:14AM
bq.In their briefs, the groups called for a new legal test that could hold companies responsible for their customers’ copyright infringement, even if they have no direct control over that activity. Allowing businesses “predominately” devoted to copyright infringement to operate has disrupted a traditional legal balance between technological advance and copyrights, they said. – “John Borland(File swapping vs. Hollywood)”:http://news.com.com/File+swapping+vs.+Hollywood/2100-1032_3-5548781.html?part=rss&tag=5548781&subj=news.1032.5 My first thought:
bq.In their briefs, the groups called for a new legal test that could hold companies responsible for their customers’ automobile accidents, even if they have no direct control over that activity. Allowing businesses “predominately” devoted to autombiles to operate has disrupted a traditional legal balance between technological advance and safety, they said – Me I hope the Supreme Court can see where this is leading.
Priscilla Caplan presented on building an architecture for digital collections.
Susan Odencrantz, the director of the Tacoma Public Library
Until eBooks are like real books I don’t think they’ll be widely adopted. What do I mean? Well, if I buy a real book, I can read it, and then hand it to someone else. I can donate it to a library and they can give it out to dozens, if not hundreds of people. It’s too hard to share an eBook. At least the ones I’ve seen. Have they been improved yet? Here at NEC everyone will have Tablets within a year or two. I’d love to send around some books that I’ll buy. – Robert Scoble
ICANN is going to consider
I was reading over the Brief History of Hacking put together by TLC
At the Poway Library
While they have computers at the Ector County Public Library