Morning Roundup: E-Books and print bundling; the copyright monopoly; more
September 16, 2013 | 9:03 am
By Joanna Cabot
Video isn’t breaking the web, the way that the web’s biggest players are trying to optimize their costs at the expense of the best consumer experience is.
For teenagers today, the copyright monopoly is something that the establishment uses to punish them for enjoying culture and science, to censor their protests and voices, and to prevent their art from reaching an audience. As these people grow older and come into policymaking positions, at what point will they just kill the monopoly altogether?
Awesome Stuff: Reclaiming Classic Culture (Techdirt)
For years, we’ve talked about the importance of not letting historical cultural artifacts die out. Unfortunately, today’s copyright law has a way of making sure that certain classic cultural works are locked up and hidden away (which, of course, is exactly the opposite of what copyright is supposed to do).
E-Book + Print Bundling: Who’s in and For What Books? (Dear Author)
Amazon introduced Kindle Match Book, an ebook and print bundling service for authors and publishers. Participating publishers (including self published authors here) can offer a digital version of their book for a greatly reduced price. For self published authors, the prices are $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free. For larger publishers, they may be able to negotiate a higher price for the digital version of the kindle match.
Kindle Daily Deal: Tidal Shift (and 3 others)