Evening Roundup: The SF Chron’s Paywall Goes Bust; An Interview with the CCC’s Roy Kaufman; and more
August 15, 2013 | 5:20 pm
By Joanna Cabot
An Interview with Roy Kaufman, Copyright Clearance Center (Scholarly Kitchen)
About 18 months ago, Roy Kaufman, Wiley’s Legal Director, left us for a new role as Managing Director of New Ventures at the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC has paid more than $1.3 billion in royalties to rightsholders over the past 10 years.
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The Biggest News of the Summer
(Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
The marvelous Tom Dupree, one of the best people I’ve ever worked with in traditional publishing, wrote a great blog last month. In it, he claims that the biggest news of the summer so far, maybe even the biggest news of the year, isn’t the fact that Apple lost the anti-trust lawsuit the Justice Department brought against it, or even that Barnes & Noble continues to search for its brand in this brave new world of publishing.
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Yet Another Newspaper Paywall Goes Bust (Techdirt)
I know that within newspaper circles it’s become popular to claim that we’ve now entered the era of the paywall. Paywall supporters love to point to the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal — along with claims from various paywall companies that more and more newspapers are moving over to such a model.
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I am a Woman and I Don’t Need a Website ‘For Women’ (GigaOM)
I know this is crazy, but women don’t need a place “for women” to read on the internet. They just need good writing.
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Kindle Daily Deals:
• “As Always, Julia” by Julia Child
• “The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick
• (and 2 others)