We risk losing access to the world’s academic knowledge, and copyright makes things worse

The shift from analogue to digital has had a massive impact on most aspects of life. One area where that shift has the potential for huge benefits is…

Of true fans and superfans: the rise of an alternative business model to copyright

One of the commonest arguments from supporters of copyright is that creators need to be rewarded and that copyright is the only realistic way of doing that. The…

Forgotten books and how to save them

On the Neglected Books site, there is a fine meditation on rescuing forgotten writers and their works from oblivion, and why this is important. As its author Brad…

The new Hadopi? Piracy Shield blocks innocent Web sites and makes it hard for them to appeal

Italy’s newly-installed Piracy Shield system, put in place by the country’s national telecoms regulator, Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (Authority for Communications Guarantees, AGCOM), is already failing…
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