Comments on Google Book Search Settlement Coming to a Head (Again)

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off

Originally Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, at 2:40 pm, by Peter Murray.  For best linking results, go to Peter’s original post. Ah, it is the beginning of September when thoughts turn to going back to school, the days turn a little colder (in the northern hemisphere) and the smell of lawsuit briefs is in […]

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Tags: Google Books · Press Releases

FTC Digital Rights Management town hall meeting: summing up

March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

From Teleread, author not listed: FTC Digital Rights Management town hall meeting: summing up Posted: 26 Mar 2009 09:39 AM PDT I have had a day to think about what I saw at the FTC’s town hall meeting on Digital Rights Management yesterday, and what it might mean for the future of DRM. The conference […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · Formats

Tim O’Reilly: Kindle needs open ePub-style standard to survive, from

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

Tim O’Reilly: Kindle needs open ePub-style standard to survive – Posted: 23 Feb 2009 08:40 AM CST “Unless Amazon embraces open e-book standards like ‘epub,’ which allow readers to read books on a variety of devices, the Kindle will be gone within two or three years.” – Tim O’Reily in Why Kindle should be […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards

OverDrive now works with Zune

September 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off

If you are one of the 8,500 libraries using the OverDrive Media Console for digital audiobooks, you now have a new feature – compatibility with Microsoft’s Zune.  Both DRM-free and DRM-protected (Digital Rights Management) audiobooks are compatible.  This now opens up the direct transfer of audiofiles to Zune, iPod, and virtually all other mp3 devices. […]

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Tags: Audio Books · DRM · Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Vendor News

DRM – What is it and why should libraries care?

September 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

What is DRM? DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, coding added to digital content to control access.  DRM prevents copying, editing, and sharing of digital files.   You may have come across DRM in your personal use of digital music or digital video recorders.  More importantly, if your library offers or plans to offer ebooks, audiobooks, […]

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Tags: DRM