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[News] Paul Graham Explains Why Old-style Publishing Will Die

  • Subject: [News] Paul Graham Explains Why Old-style Publishing Will Die
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 00:22:37 +0100
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Post-Medium Publishing

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| Almost every form of publishing has been organized as if the 
| medium was what they were selling, and the content was irrelevant. 
| Book publishers, for example, set prices based on the cost of 
| producing and distributing books. They treat the words printed in 
| the book the same way a textile manufacturer treats the patterns 
| printed on its fabrics.
| Economically, the print media are in the business of marking up 
| paper. We can all imagine an old-style editor getting a scoop and 
| saying "this will sell a lot of papers!" Cross out that final S 
| and you're describing their business model. The reason they make 
| less money now is that people don't need as much paper.


The Great Debate on Micropayments and Paid Content, Part 1


The Great Debate on Micropayments and Paid Content, Part 2



AP Preparing New Copyright Management System

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| The new system will register key identifying information about each piece of
| content that AP distributes as well as the terms of use of that content into
| a storage database. It also will employ a built-in "beacon" to notify AP and
| other publishers about how the content is used.


DRM for news? Inside the AP's plan to "wrap" its content

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| The Associated Press, reeling from the newspaper apocalypse, has a new plan
| to "wrap" and "protect" its content though a "digital permissions framework.
| But there's (way) less here than meets the eye.


Permission Culture: Want To Quote A Single Sentence In A Book? Pay Up!

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| Yes, it's become so impossible to quote a single short sentence, that it's
| just not worth doing at all. Welcome to permission society. Some copyright
| system believers may claim that this is just the market at work, but it
| certainly seems a lot more like an undue restriction on freedom of expression
| at the hands of copyright law.


Did European Court Just Make Search Engines Illegal? 11-Word Snippet Can Be
Copyright Infringement

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| With the AP being out there claiming that fair use only covers snippets fewer
| than five words, there are some questions about where the boundaries
| for "fair use" of "snippets" lies. Unfortunately, a new ruling in Europe
| seems to be pretty extreme (in a bad way). The ruling found that a snippet as
| short as eleven words could be copyright infringement.

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