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  • March 2, 2011
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Executive types don’t get to where they are without the ability to add more spin than a Federer forehand, but this takes the cake. HarperCollins president of sales Josh Markwell has written an open letter to a library blog Library Love Fest explaining the reasoning behind their recent decision to limit the lending of their…

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  • February 28, 2011
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Last week the boffins at HarperCollins told library ebook distributor OverDrive that its titles would only be allowed to be lent a maximum of 26 times. The big-six publisher presumably now adds our favourite acronym – DRM – to their ebooks sold to libraries, so that the cash-strapped institutions are forced to re-buy the book…

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  • October 5, 2010
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Over at cracking ebook site TeleRead (and I’m not just saying that because I have a column), regular contrib and ebook reviewer extraordinaire Joanna has listed six reasons readers hate DRM. Only six? How about 600? These are Joanna’s top gripes. Thesy are doozies, but I think the ebook community should pitch in to compile…

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  • July 12, 2010
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from Slashdot by kdawson nunojsilva writes “Cory Doctorow reports that the Brazilian equivalent of DMCA explicitly forbids using DRM-like techniques on works in the public domain. ‘Brazil has just created the best-ever implementation of WCT [WIPO Copyright Treaty]. In Brazil’s version of the law, you can break DRM without breaking the law, provided you’re not…

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  • May 3, 2010
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via Dear Author If you operate on the premise that digital books are merely licenses and that readers are merely renting the use of the books, then the terms of engagement between the readers and the digital book are set by those that control the license