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
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iPod Links: new
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Here Comes the Sun
Dan Gillmor: Copyright verdict, new technology are reasons to hope
The past several days have brought good news on two fronts in the copyright war. An unjust prosecution has ended in acquittal, and some pro-freedom activists launched some useful new technology.
In a case that may have enormous implications, a federal jury in San Jose brought back a not guilty verdict against a Russian software company charged with violating copyright law. The company, ElcomSoft, had sold a tool that gave purchasers of electronic-book software more flexibility in how they could use e-books but which also broke the e-books' copy protection.
In theory, this law gives absolute control to the copyright holder, and the shaft to the customer and to society at large. The ability to quote freely from other people's work -- something you cannot do with a DVD, for example, without breaking the law -- has been a foundation of creative growth.
The DMCA also has been misused by companies to threaten researchers who wanted to publish information about flaws in products. But the ElcomSoft prosecution was a ratcheting up of the pressure -- another step toward an industry-government goal of banning any tools that even might be used to infringe on a copyright, no matter how many legal uses there might be for the same tools.
Fighting to overturn or change a bad law is a long and difficult process. Finding ways to bolster the flagging public domain takes innovation in other domains.
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