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Morning Links — DBW Conference & Expo starts today
January 15, 2013 | 9:51 am

The Death of Aaron Swartz and the New Hacker Crackdown {Gawker} eBooks at 50%? (Digital Book World) Bilbary Founder Time Coates on What Libraries Need (Good E-Reader) 2012 Predictions Reviewed (Dear Author) Are the Days of the $14.99 eBook Numbered? (Forbes) Kindle Daily Deals: A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block {+ 3 others} [gallery columns="2"]    ...

The Suicide of Computer Genius Aaron Swartz: Time for presidential peacemaking in the online copyright wars
January 14, 2013 | 10:03 am

After Henry Louis Gates, Jr., an African-American Harvard professor, was erroneously arrested for breaking and entering, Barack Obama spoke up. The President at first overdid his criticism of the police, but in the end played the meritable role of peacemaker, inviting both Prof. Gates and the arresting policeman to the White House for a “Beer Summit.” In time, Sgt. James Crowley even gave Prof. Gates a pair of the handcuffs used on the professor. Now President Obama should help make peace in a separate Cambridge case and consider another “Beer Summit”—in fact a whole series—between copyright lobbyists and America’s librarians, educators and consumer activists. Dead in the copyright...