• Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

    “The Letter” Is Still The Best Story To Explain Why Copyright Monopoly Must Be Reduced

    by  • October 20, 2014 • Politics & Law • 0 Comments


    That letter had four important characteristics that each embodied vital civil liberties. That letter, first of all, was anonymous. Everybody had the right to send an anonymous message to somebody. You could identify yourself on the inside of the message, for only the recipient to know, on the envelope, for the postal services to...

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    Harper Collins starts watermarking eBooks

    by  • September 16, 2014 • ebooks • 0 Comments

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    This week HarperCollins and anti-piracy company Digimarc announced the debut of a new ebook watermarking system to enable the identification of leak points in the company’s supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up with the publisher to learn about its new anti-piracy solution and its overall anti-piracy strategy… Called Guardian Watermarking for Publishing, the system embeds...

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    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practices

    by  • July 25, 2014 • HIgher Ed, Libraries, Politics & Law • 0 Comments


    Peter Hirtle’s article regarding an archive having a “permission to publish” policy makes many great points. Possibly the best one is that it could actually increase the chance that the library/archive is liable for copyright infringement. The Arkansas case study demonstrates that archival “permission to publish” is a practice that is both poorly understood...

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