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Why Print Still Rules: The Fading Legacy of E-Books

For the better part of my career, my areas of concentration and expertise have been intellectual freedom, copyright (and copyleft), free and open source software, open access and net neutrality. But because I also have expertise in technology, people often

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10 Years of Creative Commons Freedom

If you spend any amount of time around free software users or developers, you know it is all about freedom, not price. A decade ago, it was difficult to share content without stepping on some copyright toes. Creative Commons changed

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My Book, The Golden Scrolls, on the Kindle

This post is a shameless self promotion. In case you did not know I wrote fiction, my book, The Golden Scrolls, is available on the Kindle for only $2.99. Even if you do not have a Kindle device, you can

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10 Free Digital Libraries

Among the advancements in the world today are digital libraries. They provide the same resources as a traditional library, only in a digital format that is accessible from a computer. They are especially handy for students, disabled individuals, or anyone

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The iPad hype and why books are safe

There has been much talk about the cybersphere with the release of Apple’s new iPad.  Some of that talk has reflected the views of people who believe the days of print materials are numbered.  And please don’t mistakenly assume that

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Beyond Web 2.0 and the Information Age

I can remember turning on my computer, dialing into IndyNet, and opening the World Wide Web inside of a terminal window.  My first web experience was through a text browser.  At $10 a month, that was all I could afford. 

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Pay for websites? That’s so 1990’s

Rupert Murdoch has once again made headlines (pun intended) by telling CNN that visitors to the web sites belonging to some of the numerous newspapers that his News Corporation owns will soon have to pay to access certain content. Instead

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Librarian Opposes Google’s Library Fees

From NPR: All Things Considered, February 21, 2009· Google wants to give you access to its huge database of scanned, out-of-print books, but the company is going to charge for it. Robert Darnton, head librarian at Harvard University, says the

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