There was a moment today when I looked at the facts in front of me and became genuinely concerned – for the first time ever – for the continued existence of libraries. Sarah Glassmeyer runs some numbers in regards to the HarperCollins ebook issue.
Sarah Houghton-Jan, on the Librarian in Black blog, posts “The eBook User’s Bill of Rights,” not so much a description of actual rights but more a declaration of freedoms, which include: the right to use eBooks under guidelines that favor access over proprietary limitations the right [...]
In light of recent idiotic decisions by publishers to try to limit the rights of e-book users, it is entirely appropriate that a bill of rights for e-book users has been circulating the internet: The eBook User’s Bill of Rights Every...Show More Summary
LibraryGoblin sez, "The Librarian in Black, Sarah Houghton-Jan, has posted this call for basic e-book user's rights. She's released it into the public domain and is encouraging people to spread it as far and wide as possible. EnoughShow More Summary
I hope to write up some of my thoughts on the Harper Collins/Overdrive controversy this week, but for now, I’m posting an eBook User’s Bill of Rights sent to me by a librarian I trust and respect greatly, Sarah Houghton-Jan. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the basic freedoms that should [...]
This is from Sarah Houghton-Jan and Andy Woodworth – take a peek (I’m guessing this will be all over the librarian parts of the web very soon). They have crafted an eBook User’s Bill of Rights, and it’s good. Honestly, the only thing I’m not sure about here (and I might talk more about it [...]
The eBook User’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the basic freedoms that should be granted to all eBook users. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights Every eBook user should have the following rights: he right to use eBooks under guidelines...Show More Summary