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Monday, 19 July 2010

Something to read this summer

A few weeks ago I wrote on this weblog that there was a new copyright book just coming out -- Privilege and Property. Essays on the History of Copyright, edited by Ronan Deazley, Martin Kretschmer and Lionel Bently. Delightfully, it comes in hardback, paperback and digital download formats and, if you don't want to buy it, you can still read it online free of charge, here. The good news is that the book is now out, and you can get all the relevant information about it from Open Book Publishers here.


Meanwhile, SABIP -- the UK's Strategic Advisory Board on Intellectual Property Policy -- reminds us that, in February 2010, it organised a policy panel debate to discuss the issues raised by the proposed Google Books settlement. The good news is that a report of proceedings, along with SABIP's own policy recommendations, was published online last Friday and is now available to download here. Also available from the same source is a report, "Attitudes and Behaviours of Consumers in the Digital Age", which you can download here.

1 comment:

tom watson said...

The report has not impressed Vince Cable. He's just abolished SABIP:

http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=414492&NewsAreaID=2&utm