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Creating a digital public library without Google's money

L.A. Times – 2011-03-26

Google's settlement with authors and publishers has been tossed out, shining a spotlight on copyright law. Maybe we shouldn't entrust that kind of project to a corporation anyway.Say what you want about Google — whether you believe it invariably...
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NY court: Keep Internet copyright disputes at home

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-25

(03-24) 15:48 PDT Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's top court ruled Thursday that publishers should file Internet copyright infringement lawsuits in courts where their businesses are located, even if alleged copyright...
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Judge echoes Google critics in digital book ruling

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-24

(03-23) 16:33 PDT San Francisco, CA (AP) -- As Google Inc. evolved from being an endearing startup to an Internet empire, the company has become used to critics depicting it as a copyright scofflaw and pushy monopolist....
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Baidu to introduce anti-piracy technology for books product

Reuters – 2011-03-24

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China's largest search engine, said on Thursday it would introduce anti-piracy technology for its document and books product in May, countering criticism that the firm has been lax in dealing with copyright-infringing...
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US judge writes unhappy ending for Google's online library plans

Guardian – 2011-03-23

Some authors had complained they had not given permission for books to be scanned and made available onlineGoogle's controversial plans to create the world's biggest online library have been shelved by a US judge.In a ruling filed in the US district...
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Hachette to bring French out of copyright titles into print

The Bookseller – 2011-03-22

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 16:45 Hachette Livre and the French National Library (BnF) have signed a print-on-demand agreement for the publisher to sell through bookshops out-of-copyright works from the BnF’s...
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U.S. "IP Czar" Espinel: Make Unauthorized Streaming a Felony

Digital Media Wire – 2011-03-16

Washington - President Obama's "IP czar" Victoria Espinel on Tuesday submitted a list of proposed changes to U.S. intellectual property laws, including making the unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a felony, and authorizing wiretaps for...
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Changing copyright laws could "stifle" literature, report finds

The Bookseller – 2011-03-11

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 11/03/2011 - 08:50 Changing copyright laws in the UK could strike a blow to investment in literature, a report has found. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has produced the document for the Copyright...
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Adobe releases Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool to developers

Betanews – 2011-03-09

By Ed Oswald, Betanews Some may see it as capitulation to Apple's longstanding position on Flash, others as acceptance of trends in digital media. Either way, Adobe has apparently decided to insulate itself from the threat of HTML5 by releasing a...
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12 reasons why developers should favor Android tablets over iPad

Betanews – 2011-03-06

By Robert Scoble OK, maybe Steve Jobs' reality distortion field is wearing off a bit, and I might feel differently in a week when I get my iPad 2, but after playing with my Motorola XOOM a lot more tonight and seeing just what "no apps" looks like,...
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Yawn, Android beats iPhone and BlackBerry again

Betanews – 2011-03-04

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews I know that yesterday Apple CEO Steve Jobs proudly proclaimed 100 million iPhone shipments, which is a darn big number. But iPhone isn't winning the smartphone wars, a story that's getting tired to write (Apple could still...
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Google removes 21 apps from Android Market over malware

Betanews – 2011-03-02

By Ed Oswald, Betanews Some Android users are finding out the hard way the perils of an open platform, as Google was forced to take down 21 apps in the Android Market after it was found they contained malware. According to Android Police, which...
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Move over iPad, Kindle is coming to an AT&T store near you

Betanews – 2011-02-28

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Today, AT&T announced that, starting March 6, it will carry Amazon's Kindle reader in its retail stores nationwide. Timing is interesting, given iPad 2's imminent launch and Apple App Store subscription changes that could...
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Android Market e-books goes live; music and movies to follow?

Betanews – 2011-02-25

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The Android Market has never had any specific ban on carrying and selling straight up text documents, and users could search through the market and find apps that were, in effect, standalone e-books. Now, however, there is...
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Is News Corp.'s 'The Daily' giving you more blues than news?

Betanews – 2011-02-24

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Every single person I know with an iPad who has used News Corp.'s "The Daily" complains about persistent crashes and really, really, really, slow update times. Now PaidContent reports that the initial two-week free...
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It's time Apple came clean about Steve Jobs' health

Betanews – 2011-02-22

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Apple can no longer remain silent about its CEO's health. This is no longer a debate about corporate responsibility or fair disclosure to shareholders. Now that Paparazzi are following Jobs and taking photos or videos of him...
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iPad is not a PC

Betanews – 2011-02-21

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Last week, DisplaySearch joined Canalys classifying iPad as a personal computer. Canalys claims that iPad lifts Apple to third place in global PC market share. DisplaySearch puts Apple No. 1 in the United States by similar...
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Google One Pass gives back what Apple's iPad subscription plan takes away

Betanews – 2011-02-17

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Well, that didn't take long. One day after Apple dropped its subscription plan bomb on suspicious publishers, Google officially countered with One Pass. Google strips out the onerous restrictions Apple imposes. It's a...
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Even $600 is too much for many gadget geeks to pay for Motorola XOOM

Betanews – 2011-02-17

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Late yesterday I asked: "Would you pay $600 for the Motorola XOOM tablet?" Whoa, did you respond. Reaction is mixed, but those of you who own Android phones, particularly Motorola models, are more likely to answer "Yes."...
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Apple App Store subscription plan gouges publishers, eats their young

Betanews – 2011-02-15

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Somebody call the cops -- eh, antitrust authorities. Apple's subscription plan is here, and it's as bad for many, if not most, publishers as rumored. The first of several key sentences from Apple's press announcement:...
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