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Difficulties in Defining Errors in Case Against Harvard Researcher

(nytimes.com): The still unresolved case of Marc Hauser, the researcher accused by Harvard of scientific misconduct, points to the painful slowness of the government-university procedure for resolving such charges. It also underscores the difficulty of defining error in a field like animal cognition where inconsistent results are common..
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Japanese e-book industry to create common format

(tradingmarkets.com): A common e-book format will likely be available in Japan as early as April, making content viewable on any reader device. Sharp Corp and e-book software developer Voyager Japan Inc. will submit the specifications of their formats free of charge to the Electronic Book Publishers Association of Japan..
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'Balance must be struck' in copyright laws, says Creative Commons founder

(dailystar.com.lb): The Creative Commons founder, who is also the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center of Ethics at Harvard University discussed ways that his organization has been able to bridge a gap between the professional and the amateur when it comes to copyright licenses. Creative Commons enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through legal tools, where the professional can decide the conditions of how other people can use their work. Today's technology has given people the ability to remix copyrighted materials for artistic and creative purposes, but because the law supports a read-only culture, it does not recognize the idea of re-interpretation.
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Publishers should set e-book prices, says FutureBook survey

(thebookseller.com): More than three-quarters of people working in the book trade believe e-books should be priced at current street prices or less, according to early results of a FutureBook survey into digital thinking. The majority of respondents indicated that publishers are best placed to set this price, even though they don't believe the agency model has a long-term future..
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Majority of Cloud Adopters Report Cloud Solutions Are Better Than Their On-Premise Counterparts, According to Appirio's State of the Public Cloud Survey

(marketwire.com): Appirio, a cloud solution provider, issued results from its first State of the Public Cloud Survey, providing new insight into adoption trends, market misconceptions and the emerging challenges and opportunities for adopters of public cloud applications and platforms. Rather than another general market survey on cloud computing, this survey targeted more than 150 IT decision makers at mid-to-large sized companies that had already implemented at least one of the leading SaaS applications or cloud platforms. Conducted by a third-party firm, the survey uncovered valuable insights from companies that have already begun their move to the cloud..
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