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EU Commission thinks digital but not for the integrating Book Market

eLearningworld’s Weekly Review Carlos Moedas, EU Research Commissioner, claimed this week that the public should have open access to government funded research. He stresses that science journal publishing companies should reshape their business models to fit an open access system. Moedas said: “There is a revolution happening in the way science works. Every part of the scientific method is nowadays becoming an open, collaborative and participative process. Can publishers afford to stay out of that… Continue reading

Latest News: Hague District Court verdict – Google has to expose eBook-pirates

eLearningworld News from the Netherlands Google has to expose people, including IP-address, home address, names, emails and bank account that are selling pirated ebooks in the Google Play store. This is the verdict of Hague District Court after the Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN filed a case against Google. Initially BREIN asked Google to remove pirated e-books, which the search-giant complied to, but they refused to expose the pirates, because of privacy concerns. But now the… Continue reading

Latest News: Independence Day for the BookMarket

eLearningworld News from the UK In October 8 publishers in UK starting their assault on the Chistmas book market by releasing more than 500 new books on the same day. The event can be seen as a nationwide exhibition for the book industry and a possibility for book-readers to stay a head of the development. At the same time the UK’s only remaining specialist national book chain, Waterstone will open a new gigant store in… Continue reading

Latest News: Public Libraries form a Fair eBook Pricing Coalition

eLearningworld News from Canada The purpose with the coalition is to raise awareness of the high prices that multinational publishers charge public libraries for ebooks. At same time as the demand to borrow eBooks grow rapidly. The campaign is based on the website www.fairpricingforlibraries.org where people will respond to a poll and is also asked spread the word on social media. The campaign is directed towards Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon &… Continue reading

Latest News: The Law is catching up on eBook-pirates

eLearningworld News from UK British publishers won a victory against eBook-pirates in court when the first ever blocking order of pirate-ebook-sites was ruled. The High Court in London’s ruling implicate that ISPs have ten days to block the investigated seven pirate-sites that is hosted in Russia and US. The UK Publishers Association comment as follows: ”These sites, all based overseas, have been infringing copyright on a massive scale. Investigations undertaken by The PA found that over… Continue reading