Morning Roundup: UK law to allow private copies. Schools selling their iPads
August 7, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
UK Finally Changes Copyright Law To Allow Private Copies, But Music Industry Says It May Challenge Move In The Courts (Techdirt)
Three years ago, the UK government published the Hargreaves review of copyright laws in the digital age. As Mike wrote at the time, one of the key recommendations was the introduction of an exception to UK copyright law to allow people to make private copies.
Libraries and Kindle Unlimited (The Scholarly Kitchen)
As you might gather, the idea put forth was that supporting this licensing approach might be more cost effective for enabling the public’s access to content than the traditional public library in the United Kingdom. While that might not be the greatest idea, there is still much that scholarly publishers can learn from Amazon’s business strategy.
Why Some Schools Are Selling Their iPads (The Atlantic)
The market for educational technology is huge and competitive: During 2014, American K-12 schools will spend an estimated $9.94 billion on educational technology, an increase of 2.5 percent over last year…
Over 900 Authors Sign Open Letter to Amazon (PW)
Authors United, the loosely knit group of authors who joined forces to formally ask Amazon to end its sales terms dispute with Hachette Books, is preparing to run a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times.
Kindle Daily Deal: The Survivors Club (and others)