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[ 02.11.07 - 12:39 ] [ comment by 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 ] [ comment by 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 ] [ comment by 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?