Tuesday News: Will smartphones become the dominant ebook reader?; Nook App launches into 32 countries with limited content; Beastie Boys in a copyright dispute

Tuesday News: Will smartphones become the dominant ebook reader?; Nook App...

Of course, just because the Nook Store is available in a country doesn’t mean that the selection is any good. The newly expanded Nook Store still only offers a limited selection in some languages; for example there are fewer than 600 titles in Polish, and another 600 in Finnish. And while there are around 40 thousand titles in German, the Italian language catalog is limited to only 19,000 titles. The Digital Reader

Goldie Box’s lyrics are all about girls being scientists and engineers and inventors, not servants of boys. Per the US Supreme Court case of Campbell v. Auciff Rose, the commercial speech aspect is only one factor. The Goldie Box rendition is not likely to reduce the market for the original song. Whether a new work of art was created sufficiently different that the original is likely going to be key. NYTimes.com