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Waiting for a
napster moment
Mathias Klang (@klang67)
& Jan Nolin
Formats
The perfect format
1993

1999

2004

2002

2010

2007

2009

2011
The ebook reader
Library in your pocket
Yet another re-appraisal of
copyright
Battle of Ben Bulben
Wheras printers, booksellers, and other
persons, have of late frequently taken the
liberty of printing... books, and other...
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll
defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire

Technology 300 year...
Forums
Interviews

The study
results
Pirating digital copies of physical books
Removing DRM from digital books
Downloading books un-owned

Three scenarios
Process of legitimization
My own backups
Reader paid once

My stuff
Piracy is beneficial
Piracy causes no harm
It’s like going to a library

It’s a good thing
Publisher stops supporting DRM – library dies.
Information wants to be free
Technological Genie
The Amazon lock-in

Societ...
Questions:
Domestication
& Resistance
Domestication of piracy?
“An illegal download is — to use an ugly
word — illegal. But in this case, it is not
unethical. Author and publisher are
e...
Waiting for
napster moment,
or are e-books
different?
Mathias Klang
klang@ituniv.se or @klang67
www.digital-rights.net
Image & licensing info in the notes
section of slides.
Im...
eBook piracy - Waiting for anapster moment
eBook piracy - Waiting for anapster moment
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  • In 561 AD, the first copyright dispute was settled in a battle near Benbulben. Thousands of men lay dead in the field when the abbot Colmcille emerged as victor and claimed the right to his copy of the abbot Finian’s manuscript. This conflict arose when Colmcille secretly copied the book when he was a guest at Finian’s abbey. The latter claimed ownership in the copy and the dispute was taken to be settled by Diarmuit Ui Neill, high king of Ireland, whose judgment was: “To every cow its calf and to every book its copy.” Colmcille, not satisfied with this decision, brought his troops to battle against the high king and emerged victorious from the field (Corrigan, 2007).
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    1. 1. Waiting for a napster moment Mathias Klang (@klang67) & Jan Nolin
    2. 2. Formats
    3. 3. The perfect format
    4. 4. 1993 1999 2004 2002 2010 2007 2009 2011
    5. 5. The ebook reader
    6. 6. Library in your pocket
    7. 7. Yet another re-appraisal of copyright
    8. 8. Battle of Ben Bulben
    9. 9. Wheras printers, booksellers, and other persons, have of late frequently taken the liberty of printing... books, and other writings, without the consent of the authors... to their very great detriment, and too often to the ruin of them and their families: For preventing therefore such practices for the future, and for the encouragement of learned men to compose and write useful books… STATUTE OF ANNE (1710)
    10. 10. I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire Technology 300 years ago…
    11. 11. Forums Interviews The study
    12. 12. results
    13. 13. Pirating digital copies of physical books Removing DRM from digital books Downloading books un-owned Three scenarios
    14. 14. Process of legitimization
    15. 15. My own backups Reader paid once My stuff
    16. 16. Piracy is beneficial Piracy causes no harm It’s like going to a library It’s a good thing
    17. 17. Publisher stops supporting DRM – library dies. Information wants to be free Technological Genie The Amazon lock-in Societal Approach
    18. 18. Questions: Domestication & Resistance
    19. 19. Domestication of piracy?
    20. 20. “An illegal download is — to use an ugly word — illegal. But in this case, it is not unethical. Author and publisher are entitled to be paid for their work, and by purchasing the hardcover, you did so. Your subsequent downloading is akin to buying a CD, then copying it to your iPod.” The Ethicist – New York Times April 2, 2010
    21. 21. Waiting for napster moment, or are e-books different?
    22. 22. Mathias Klang klang@ituniv.se or @klang67 www.digital-rights.net Image & licensing info in the notes section of slides. Images at www.flickr.com (or specifically stated). This ppt licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Download presentation www.slideshare.net/klang
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