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Tuesday News: Dangers of corporate copyright infringement, when gender and religion collide, 1930s Harlem map, and cute proposal story

Tuesday News: Dangers of corporate copyright infringement, when gender and religion...

Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer – An interesting article about how widespread corporate copyright infringement has imperiled the professional life of a nature photographer. In other words, the opposite of how many people perceive piracy,… more

Wednesday News: Protecting library records for digital books, sexual harassment against librarians, self-published author’s new Kickstarter campaign, and cookies gone wrong

Wednesday News: Protecting library records for digital books, sexual harassment against...

New Jersey Passes New Reader Privacy Act, Expanding Laws to Cover eBooks – New Jersey just became the third US state (along with California and Arizona) to pass a law that extends library patron privacy to digital books. I’m not… more

Friday News: Has Twitpic been rescued?, Facebook’s algorithm change, National Book Award fiction long list, and Austenites get Guinness World Record

Friday News: Has Twitpic been rescued?, Facebook’s algorithm change, National Book...

Twitpic Is No Longer Shutting Down – Although there have been no other details forthcoming, I’m hoping that TwitPic’s tweet today means that we won’t lose this vital support service for Twitter: “We’re happy to announce we’ve been acquired and… more

Thursday News: B&N disses desktop downloads, new Kindles to ponder, breakthrough digital textbook for visually impaired students, and interview with Alison Bechdel

Thursday News: B&N disses desktop downloads, new Kindles to ponder, breakthrough...

B&N Ends Desktop Downloading – In a stealth move and without notifying its existing customer base, BN has removed the ability for readers to download Nook purchases to their desktops. Readers who complained were told that they could download the… more

Wednesday News: Harper Collins doubles down on DRM, Canada may tax Netflix and iTunes, Microsoft buys Minecraft, and the habits of high tech parents

Wednesday News: Harper Collins doubles down on DRM, Canada may tax...

HarperCollins Adds Digital Watermarks to E-books – I read this whole article shaking my head at the idea that Harper Collins actually thinks it’s a good idea to add MORE DRM to their digital books. Why, you may ask? According… more

Tuesday News: Authors United insult just about everyone, Robin Thicke’s deposition disaster, LEGO’s gender trouble, and portraits of Black Victorians

Tuesday News: Authors United insult just about everyone, Robin Thicke’s deposition...

Letter to Amazon.com, Inc. board of directors – It was difficult to pick out the most offensive passage in this Authors United letter to the Amazon board of directors. From the Eurocentric insult to China and Chinese authors, to the… more

Monday News: California protects negative reviews, Twitter installs “buy” buttons, how books do or don’t affect us, and Ancillary Justice teas

Monday News: California protects negative reviews, Twitter installs “buy” buttons, how...

Negative online reviews are now protected by law in California – Given some of the controversial cases involving consumers under fire for leaving negative reviews of restaurants, hotels, or other products and services, California has passed a law that prohibits… more