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Rethinking Copyright: Letting Free Be Free

(techdirt.com): Lots of folks have been rethinking copyright lately. Michael Scott points us to an interesting piece by someone at the Yale Law&Technology blog arguing that copyright only works for big companies and does more harm than good for "smaller" artists.
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Google, antitrust, and the 'Copygate' hypocrisy

(theregister.co.uk): Google recently made (countless) headlines when, after an intricate "sting operation", it accused Microsoft of "copying" its search results. Many missed the irony of "Copygate", but others quickly picked up on what can only be described as painfully obvious.
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OPDS: RSS for ePub or how to distribute ePub files

(blogs.plos.org): ePub is a great format for scholarly content, and there are a number of tools to create ePub files. But creating content is only half the story, at least as important is an easy mechanism for distribution. This is particularly true if your ePub files are not books, but shorter pieces of content: journal articles, blog posts or even output from your ongoing research..
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How Not To Get Sued For Stealing Content On The Internet

(businessinsider.com): While many hail the Web for lowering the barrier to publishing, it's also created an economy where people feel anything they find on the Web is fair game. And that couldn't be further from the truth.
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Costs soaring for Archives' digital library, auditors say

(washingtonpost.com): The cost of building a digital system to gather, preserve and give the public access to the records of the federal government has ballooned as high as $1.4 billion, and the project could go as much as 41 percent over budget, government auditors plan to report Friday. The Government Accountability Office blames the cost overruns and schedule delays on weak oversight and planning by the National Archives, which awarded a $317 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. six years ago to create a modern archive for electronic records.
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