http://cebooks.blogspot.com Investigating ebook technology and other digital 'contents' for PDA, especially Pocket PC (...and iPod)

Search This Blog


Search eBooks


TOP 10 ebook sites
(updated April 4, 04)
1. FictionWise,
multi formats one stop shopping site, include non fiction and exclusive short fictions.
2. BlackMask, the best free ebook site in several formats.
3. PeanutPress, award winning ebook store for PDA, friendly DRM solutions.
4. Execubook, eSummaries that deliver wisdom. Perfect for PDA users.
5. eBookAd, many indies label are here
6. Univ. of Virginia Library, Free ebooks
7. FreeeLiterature dot com, classics for free
8. Memoware, free documents from volunteers.

9. ESSPC, great place to start your collection (Free)
10.The Online Book Page, from U.Penn.

5 Recommended eBooks from my ebook shelf
(April 04)
(email me for 10% off coupon)

1. Don't Know Much About History
2. Dirty Little Secrets
3. Killing The Buddha
4. The Get With the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
5. Flirt Coach

Pocket PC eBooks
Bestseller List
(Jan-Mar 04)

1. Star Trek Series
2. Angels and Demons
3. Holly Bible NIV ed.
4. The Da Vinci Code
5. Deception Points
6. Letters to Penthouse XIX
7. Letters to Penthouse XVIII
8. Resolutions
9. 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
10. Against All Enemies


Affiliated Links:
eBooks References:
eBookWeb (dead?)
eBook Softwares:
eBook Reader:
Push Information
Mazingo dead
eBook Mail List/Newsgroup:
Pocket PC Links:
iPod Links: new
Other Links:
 About Me:
since 1/30/01
This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Pocket PC eBooks Watch - eBook and beyond  


Copyrights and Wrongs: Damming the Flow of 'Free' Information
How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity.
Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig stalks these and other mysteries of U.S. copyright enforcement in "Free Culture," a more judicial-minded sequel to his earlier book "The Future of Ideas." Lessig is one of the leading academic critics of our copyright regime, and since he has advised or represented a good number of the individuals and online enterprises that have run afoul of it, he has a strong firsthand knowledge of the damage that over-vigilant copyrighting can do.
"Free Culture" presents a sobering list of indictments. Even before the recording industry went on its present prosecution binge, bigfoot proprietors of intellectual property were targeting the reproduction-happy new technologies of the Internet world for often absurd control initiatives. Adobe, the software company that licenses many e-book titles, infamously instructed users of its version of "Alice in Wonderland" -- a book that has long passed into the public domain -- that the book was under no circumstances to be "read aloud" (doubtless a clumsy misstatement of the licensing proviso that the software was not to be used on audio computer programs). And even though Lessig champions the freest possible use of copyrighted materials, the e-book version of his own "The Future of Ideas" instructs users that the text is not to be copied, printed or read in recorded form over the computer.

posted by Jerry permanent link