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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

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

Friday News: Twitpic shuts down, Amazon woos kid lit authors, Harper Collins experiments with bundling, and deadmau5 fires back at Disney

Friday News: Twitpic shuts down, Amazon woos kid lit authors, Harper...

Twitpic is shutting down – I am of two minds about this news: first, I’m sad that Twitpic is going away, because it was, for me, one of the easiest to use and least demanding/intrusive applications for use with Twitter…. more