Taxpayer-Funded Research to Be Free

White House Agrees With Swartz — Taxpayer-Funded Research to Be Free

News by Dean Fetzer February 26, 2013
Aaron Swartz’s death last month highlighted the issue of academic research being locked away from public view — now the White House has taken the first steps to change things.
Indie Bookstores Sue Amazon, Big Six Over DRM

Indie Bookstores Sue Amazon, Big Six Over DRM

News by Christopher Shultz February 22, 2013
Amazon is currently the go-to place for eBooks. Three east coast bookshops and a lawyer hope to level out the playing field.
Amazon Granted Resale Marketplace Patent

Amazon Granted Resale Marketplace Patent for Used eBooks, Songs, Other Digital Content

News by Dean Fetzer February 8, 2013
Rather surprisingly, considering the online giant’s current business model revolves around DRM, Amazon seems to be entering the used content arena. A sea change? We’ll see.
Scholars Honour Aaron Swartz By Posting Free Academic PDFs

Scholars Honour Aaron Swartz By Posting Free Academic PDFs

News by Dean Fetzer January 15, 2013
The suicide of the internet activist has caused waves in a number of communities - and scholars around the world are posting free PDF copies of their work in his memory.
Unglue Crowdfunded Free eBooks

New Website Seeks To Crowdfund Free eBook Editions Of Published Works

News by Rob Hart May 22, 2012
Unglue.it, a new crowdfunding website modeled on Kickstarter, is seeking to pay copyright holders to release free electronic editions of their books.
Tor/Forge To Ditch DRM On eBooks

Tor/Forge To Ditch DRM On eBooks

News by Rob Hart April 24, 2012
The publisher behind Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape and Tor Teen--imprints of Macmillan--will stop applying DRM to its eBooks.