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EBook User's Bill of Rights

I got this today from Sarah Houghton-Jan and Andy Woodworth. Good and timely stuff, and it's time that it gets out to the public.

The eBook Users Bill of Rights is a statement of the basic freedoms that should be granted to all eBook users.

The eBook User's Bill of Rights


Every eBook user should have the following rights:
* the right to use eBooks under guidelines that favor access over proprietary limitations
* the right to access eBooks on any technological platform, including the hardware and software the user chooses
* the right to annotate, quote passages, print, and share eBook content within the spirit of fair use and copyright
* the right of the first-sale doctrine extended to digital content, allowing the eBook owner the right to retain, archive, share, and re-sell purchased eBooks

I believe in the free market of information and ideas.

I believe that authors, writers, and publishers can flourish when their works are readily available on the widest range of media. I be…

Ten Strategies for Being Future Minded

My friend and colleague Sharon Morris, Director of Library Development and Innovation for the Colorado State Library, has written a wise little essay here -- "Ten Strategies for Being Future-Minded." As I say in my comments, this isn't about just library futures; it's a fundamental orientation to existence. Recommended.

Recombobulation

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You know how when you go through airport security you wind up all discombobulated? Pants falling off, shoeless, coatless, etc.?

Well, at the end of the line, the Milwaukee airport has this wonderful sign.


Below the sign is a nice, big, comfy spot to pull yourself together again, catch your breath, straighten up, and fly right.

Recent articles on ebook publishing on Linux