There are some great posts this morning on the implications of C-61 – Laura Murray focuses on its impact on distance learning, Howard Knopf posts his powerpoint presentation from a recent talk on C-61, and Hugh McGuire on how the law would impact the terrific LibriVox project.
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My weekly technology law column (Vancouver Sun version, Ottawa Citizen version, Toronto Star version, homepage version) focuses on the emergence of new models of book publishing that might be described as "books 2.0." For example, Wikitravel, one of the Internet's most acclaimed travel web sites, was launched in 2003 by Montreal residents Evan Prodromou and Michele Ann Jenkins. Using the same wiki collaborative technology that has proven so successful for Wikipedia, the Wikitravel site invited travelers to post their comments and experiences about places around the world in an effort to build a community-generated travel guide. In less than five years, the site has accumulated more than 30,000 online travel guides in eighteen languages, with over 10,000 editorial contributions each week. The content is freely available under a Creative Commons license that allows the public to use, copy, or edit the guides. Building on Wikitravel's success, Prodromou and Jenkins recently established Wikitravel Press, which introduced its first two titles earlier this month. Wikitravel Press represents a new approach to travel book publishing based on Internet collaborative tools and print-on-demand technologies that should capture the attention of the industry for several reasons.
Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 25, 2008 as Canadians Are Playing Key Role in 'Books 2.0' Last year, the Department of Canadian Heritage commissioned Turner-Riggs, a Vancouver-based market-analysis company, to study the Canadian book retail market. The resulting report – The Book Retail Sector in Canada – has […]
LibriVox, the remarkable Montreal-based initiative that is creating audio versions of public domain books, just catalogued its 1,000th book. Launched just over two years ago, the site has 1,500 volunteers and is releasing 60 – 70 new books every month.