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[ 31.12.09 ] At the beginning of each year, cultural redistribution takes place on a large scale, namely, when, on 1 January, the commercial rights of descendants to the creative works of their ancestors expire. From this day onwards, these works may be copied, adapted, sampled, and reorganised. They are no longer private property, but have become common property - in other words, they fall into the ... číst dál
[ 18.12.09 ] Good news for all online borrowers and digital readers. It’s like Christmas brought forward to mid or rather early December: the tokens have arrived - the gifts will be coming sometime later. Time will tell what we’ll actually receive. Though in the two cases depicted here, it may take a while. But promises are in place, under the tree, so to speak - the first step has been taken. A ... číst dál
[ 11.12.09 ] If everything new is of the devil’s making, then technical advances must, at the very least, be compared with SS troops; a simple calculation, based on a certain kind of cultural pessimism, which can be arrived at in fractions of a second. And it makes absolute sense to all those who casually spout Hitler comparisons in response to a weakly brewed morning cup of coffee. An equally simple ... číst dál
[ 07.12.09 ] This time the ‘medium of the week’ comes from ZYX Music: ‘With Jazzy Christmas , you can enjoy jazz versions of classic Christmas songs.’ These words are to be found at the ‘Onleihe’ blog , whose recommendations are always up-to-date and in tune with the Zeitgeist. A few weeks ago it was Nobel Laureate Herta Müller’s turn with Atemschaukel . Though admittedly, in general, ... číst dál
[ 28.11.09 ] First you’re battling a huge swell on the world’s oceans – and then, all of the sudden, you’re cruising through smooth inland waters. So it seems for European writers’ associations at the moment: the waves first generated by the Google Book Settlement have pretty well subsided since Google – along with its American negotiating partners – presented an amended version of the ... číst dál
[ 19.11.09 ] Effective immediately, readme.cc will be available not only on the internet and our computer screens, but also in printed form, running from right to left. Made possible by the Egyptian-German Cultural Centre (ÄDK) in Cairo, a non-profit organisation for education and culture that celebrated its tenth anniversary in March 2009, the project aims to mediate linguistically between cultures in ... číst dál
[ 12.11.09 ] In November 2008, around 500 publishers participated in BUCH WIEN 08, Austria’s first international book fair, which sought to make Vienna a hub for the trading of books between the East and the West. How successful it was should become clear at this year’s edition of the fair , which is being held from 12 - 15 November 2009. Readme.cc will once again take part in this international ... číst dál
[ 05.11.09 ] The poetry collection Alternative Geography by Egyptian poet Iman Mersal , recently published in Hebrew translation, has become a literary event in Cairo. The daily Al-Masri al-Youm "spotlighted" the book in its culture section, with a lengthy review of the Hebrew edition written by Mohamed Aboud, the paper's Israeli Affairs correspondent. The book was translated by Prof. ... číst dál
[ 30.10.09 ] True, the controversies surrounding China, Guest of Honour, at the Frankfurt Book Fair eclipsed everything else. At least that’s how it seemed on the surface. News, of course, also accumulated during the book fair on that never-ending topic to which many of us in the literary world have a love-hate relationship: e-books. New electronic reading devices seem to be springing up like ... číst dál
[ 23.10.09 ] In actual fact, it was a welcome change. At the Frankfurt Book Fair, which ended just a few days ago, everyone was discussing topics related to China, the fair’s Guest of Honour : China’s official delegation here, its dissidents there; who had been invited and who, disinvited; or talks cancelled at short notice that had never been confirmed in the first place. And so everyone forgot to ... číst dál
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[ 02.11.07 - 12:39 ] [ Komentář od Peter Troxler ] Libraries: Scanning Books OK, but not by Google, MS MacUpdate reports that a number of libraries, joined in the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), decided to actually pay for having their bookes scanned by the Open Content Alliance (OCA), rather than having Google or Microsoft scan them for free. The reason is, ...
[ 02.11.07 - 12:36 ] [ Komentář od Adi Blum ] Anti-Plagiarism Tech Traps Cheating Students According to silicon.com University admissions body Ucas ran a trial of a CopyCatch software on 50,000 university applications last year because of rising numbers of students bootlegging material for the personal statement section of the form. Around five per cent - ...
[ 22.10.07 - 16:03 ] [ Komentář od Redaktion ]
By Dr. Peter Troxler
An interesting discussion on librarything (http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=21167) on the question if writers would rather prefer being paid or being read. It turns out that it's all about "I love it when people read my work" and "I don't want someone else making money from my writing while I don't", acknowledging that it is nice to get paid (even if it only "puts me roughly at the same wage level as a banana picker in Guatemala") and that "publishers have a wider range of readers than most individuals".
What do you think?