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How Library of Congress's Digital Copyright Exemptions Affect E-Books

(dailyfinance.com): As electronic books become more of a mainstay thanks to Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle and Apple's (AAPL) iPad, the publishing industry must address one of the thorniest issues of a digitally inclined reading world: How do they protect their books from pirates without alienating loyal customers who just want to read their e-books when they want to, wherever they want to? Finding an answer that satisfies both sides of the equation just got a lot more complicated, thanks to the Library of Congress's newest edict with respect to exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, which governs how companies large and small go after those who willfully flout copyright and copy-protection.
   
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Are e-books killing

(kxly.com): Something new comes along and replaces something old. Cell phones killed the landline, email eliminates the need to send a letter, grunge music killed the hair bands of the 1980's. Is the same thing happening to books? Are we'all going to be reading books on a screen from now on? Not exactly. The Association of American Publishers reports the sales of physical books are up, too - 11.6 percent over last year. Audiobook sales are also up 72 percent! When you do the math, it's simple - more people are reading.
   
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Using a Core Scientific Metadata Model in Large-Scale Facilities

(ijdc.net): In this paper, the authors present the Core Scientific Metadata Model (CSMD), a model for the representation of scientific study metadata developed within the Science&Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to represent the data generated from scientific facilities. The model has been developed to allow management of and access to the data resources of the facilities in a uniform way.
   
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U.S. Declares iPhone Jailbreaking Legal, Over Apple's Objections

(wired.com): Federal regulators lifted a cloud of uncertainty when they announced it was lawful to hack or "jailbreak" an iPhone, declaring Monday there was "no basis for copyright law to assist Apple in protecting its restrictive business model." Jailbreaking is hacking the phone's OS to allow consumers to run any app on the phone they choose, including applications not authorized by Apple. At stake for Apple is the very closed business model the company has enjoyed since 2007, when the iPhone debuted.
   
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Millions of Americans use Twitter, just don't ask them to pay for it

(digitaljournal.com): According to a new study by the University of Southern California's School for Communication and Journalism, half of all Americans have used a Web application such as Twitter, but none of them would be willing to pay to use them. The study called "Surveying the Digital Future" found that Americans have a strong negative reaction when it comes to paying for online services.
   
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