Print Books and Web Pirates

It should not be surprising that books would go through similar battles with digital pirates, but recent activity has shown that the day has come. E-reader technology, such as the Kindle and Sony reader, make it easy for people to obtain and distribute digital copyrighted material online to others for free. Filmmakers and musicians continue to fight piracy with those who post movies and music albums on the Web.

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on May 12, 2009, in Consumerism, Libraries, Technology and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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