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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


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Fair Compensation
The Future of Online Music
Laycock told p2pnet that none of the survey results came as a shock, "although my research into official music industry statistics produced some surprising results.
"In the UK we get headlines in the press about 'falling profits for the music industry' and 'an industry in crisis,' etc etc. But further analysis showed that more albums are being sold than ever before: it's just that prices are falling due to competition with other entertainment industries (eg, the movie industry, which is seeing a boom with DVD sales - exactly like the music industry did when it went digital with the CD in the eighties).
According to EFF Senior Intellectual Property Attorney Fred von Lohmann, "voluntary collective licensing aligns the interests of the music industry with music fans ... the more people share music, the more artists and copyright holders should receive compensation for their creations."(Electronic Frontier Foundation, 2000).
The consumer's payment could exist as one (or a combination) of two methods of payment:
Micro-payments - each download invokes a small payment, e.g. iTunes 99 cents per track
Subscription - flat fee for a period of time, or an amount of downloads (by track or bandwidth)
The BPI estimates 7.4 million UK people download music illegally from file-sharing networks. If that number of people paid, say, £10 per month for the service, over three quarters of a billion pounds could be generated in one year. Shared between the music, film, software, animation, photography, visual art and ebook industries, this kind of compensation could offer a fair reward based on the popularity of their products.

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