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The problem with DRM

The trouble with trying to get people to watch this talk by Cory Doctorow is that it’s 45 minutes long, and you don’t know why it’s important until you’ve seen it. Here’s an executive summary of why it matters. Unfortunately, because I have no space to fill in the details, it may …

Scientific publishing and the music business

This post was inspired by a review by Kent Anderson at the The Scholarly Kitchen of Robert Levine’s Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, in which he sees parallels between the creative industries that Levine writes about, and …