Investigating ebook technology and other digital 'contents' for PDA, especially Pocket PC (...and iPod)
(updated April 4, 04)
multi formats one stop
shopping site, include non fiction and exclusive short fictions.
the best free ebook site in several
3. PeanutPress, award winning ebook store
for PDA, friendly DRM solutions.
eSummaries that deliver wisdom. Perfect for PDA users.
5. eBookAd, many indies label are here
Univ. of Virginia
Library, Free ebooks
7. FreeeLiterature dot com,
classics for free
8. Memoware, free documents from
ESSPC, great place to
start your collection (Free)
10.The Online Book Page,
from U.Penn. new
Recommended eBooks from my ebook shelf
(email me for 10%
Don't Know Much About History
Dirty Little Secrets
Killing The Buddha
The Get With the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
Star Trek Series
Angels and Demons
Holly Bible NIV ed.
Da Vinci Code
Letters to Penthouse XIX
Letters to Penthouse XVIII
7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
Against All Enemies
eBook Mail List/Newsgroup:
Pocket PC Links:
iPod Links: new
Pocket PC eBooks Watch - eBook and beyond
Copy Control Complaint Desk Opens
Frustrated with technological access controls on digital media? Disdainful of the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act? The feds are inviting you to vent.
The Copyright Office is now accepting comments on the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which made it illegal to copy digital entertainment and imposed a number of other restrictions that have drawn users' ire. The comment period ends December 18. A comment form is available online.
The DMCA was heralded by advocates as protecting the rights of artists, writers, and even programmers, to prevent their digital work from being illegally copied and distributed without their permission. The act says, "No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title."
But many in the tech industry have grown increasingly wary of its provisions.
The provision was invoked to great attention in the tech community when the U.S. government charged Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov with violating the DMCA when he demonstrated and marketed a program that would thwart copy-protection on Adobe's eBook file format. Charges against Sklyarov were dropped, but a case is still pending against his company, ElcomSoft, even though its product is legal in its home country.
The law also drew attention when a professor charged that it stifled academic research. A digital watermark firm had challenged all comers to crack its technology, then threatened Professor Edward Felten and his team with prosecution under DMCA if they published their findings.
The DMCA also allows exemptions to the anti-circumvention rule, intended to protect fair-use rights of consumers. The Copyright Office determines which types of works fall under this exemption.
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