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Tuesday News: Re-reading, crowdfunding library books, copyright targets camera thief, and SmartSpecs glasses

Tuesday News: Re-reading, crowdfunding library books, copyright targets camera thief, and...

The Key to Rereading – An interesting piece on re-reading that raises a lot of interesting issues related to the way the mind engages and re-engages with text. Until the article’s author, Tim Parks, falls right into the trap of distinguishing… more

Tuesday News: Spider-Man, Legos, Banned Books, and The Briefcase

Tuesday News: Spider-Man, Legos, Banned Books, and The Briefcase

Supreme Court cuts the string on Spider-Man toy inventor’s patent – A Spider-Man toy wristband that shoots a silly-string like “spider web” was collecting royalties from Marvel well past the expiration of its patent, pursuant to an open-ended contract between the… more

Thursday News: Re:Create copyright law, Goodreads + sponsored content; Kobo publishing tell-all, and beautiful, isolated cottages

Thursday News: Re:Create copyright law, Goodreads + sponsored content; Kobo publishing...

Library Groups Join Effort for ‘Balanced’ Copyright – Re:Create is a new coalition that includes organizations such as the American Library Association and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The group wants “clear, simple and transparent” copyright laws that promote “innovation, creativity,… more