Defunct Indie eBook Retailer BooksOnBoard Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple, 5 Publishers (The Digital Reader)
BooksOnBoard may have abruptly gone out of business last April but that doesn’t mean it’s completely gone. Some remnant is still active, and last week it filed an antitrust lawsuit.
UK Court Says Information Stored Electronically is Not Property (Techdirt)
It confirms that the property of “intellectual property” is of monopoly rights, not of the information in the creative work. And since that information cannot be possessed, it therefore cannot be stolen, despite what copyright maximalists would have us believe.
Even the Biggest and Smartest Digital Publishers Still Have A Lot to Learn About Digital Marketing (Mike Shatzkin)
We recently had three examples from three different Very Big Publishers with Very Smart People of mistakes, or misunderstandings, or structural paralysis, that seem almost generic. All of them involve challenges that every publisher faces on a daily basis.
How Many Ways Can the New York Times Find to Repackage and Sell What Amounts to the Same Content? (GigaOM)
The New York Times is offering two new subscription packages, one a stripped-down version that comes as an app and the other a “premier” offering. But it is still missing the one thing it needs most — namely, a personal relationship with readers.
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