Mike Masnick

Is 'Happy Birthday' Still Under Copyright?

By libertyc
June 14, 2013 // 1 Comment

Photo by Emma Glover | http://tiny.cc/m1yo2w Mike Masnick has a great write-up about a pending lawsuit that finally challenges the copyright claim Warner/Chappell Music has been enforcing for [...]

More on the Death of Google Reader

By libertyc
March 14, 2013 // 4 Comments

We’ve all heard by now about the upcoming death of Google Reader. Our own Chris Meadows, in his write-up, has even thoughtfully offered some alternatives for those who, like me, are suddenly [...]

Schools: The Next Frontier for Battles Over Copyright?

By libertyc
February 4, 2013 // 6 Comments

Techdirt is one of many who have picked up this story about a copyright battle that’s brewing in a Maryland school district over who owns work done by teachers—and students—during school [...]

Mike Shatzkin thinks publishers should protect paper books

By libertyc
October 16, 2010 // 5 Comments

Publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin has another interesting post on his blog. I don’t know that I entirely agree with this one, but he does raise some good points that are worth thinking about. [...]

Blogs respond to Sargent’s pricing post; ‘a premium on impatience’

By libertyc
March 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ve found some good blog responses to John Sargent’s post about Macmillan’s agency pricing model, which we reprinted the other day. In his Kindle Nation Daily blog, Stephen Windwalker praises [...]

Quick Notes: Author Solutions, Random House, junk shops, the UK

By libertyc
March 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

A few days ago I mentioned that independent book publisher Author Solutions had announced an e-book distribution deal with Scribd. Today it comes out they have announced a similar deal with Barnes [...]

‘Possum Living’ and ‘Radiohead journalism’: The story of an article about frugal naturalist Dolly Freed

By libertyc
February 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Mike Masnick at TechDirt links to a Wired story by Paige Wiliams. Williams is a journalist who published a lengthy article using the “Radiohead model”—placing it on her website and inviting [...]

Do we ‘resent’ content creators?

By libertyc
February 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Mike Masnick at TechDirt links to an article by Martin Bosworth, the managing editor of ConsumerAffairs.com, entitled “The Creative Class War”. (Sadly, Bosworth passed away the day after writing [...]

Why do e-magazines need a tablet?

By libertyc
February 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Apropos of the article I blogged yesterday about the opportunities the iPad presents for publishing, now Mike Masnick at TechDirt looks at plans to put Sports Illustrated and Wired on tablets such as [...]

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