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The Book vs. The Kindle

San Francisco bookstore Green Apple Books has put together a series of humorous videos that point up the advantages of paper books over Amazon's Kindle e-book reader. Round 1 takes a look at how the Kindle fares for buyers who might want to resell their book (the so-called...
Creativity & Innovation

Apple Backs Down On Bluwiki Threats

Apple has retracted its legal threats against public wiki hosting site Bluwiki, and, in response, EFF is dismissing its lawsuit against Apple over those threats. The skirmish involved a set of anonymously authored wiki pages in which hobbyists were discussing how to enable recent-vintage iPods and iPhones to...
International

President Lula and the Brazilian Cybercrime Bill

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Da Silva, popularly known as Lula, announced during the recent Fórum Internacional de Software Livre (FISL) that "No one is more creative than we are. What we need is an opportunity. This law here... it doesn't aim to fix the abuse of the Internet....

Orwell in 2009: Dystopian Rights Management

In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, the protagonist Winston Smith labors in obscurity to make information appear and disappear at the whims of the Ministry of Truth: This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs — to...

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