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
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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
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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