A common misconception involving data and creative content has led to a huge mess that affects many areas of society. A huge economy has been built around it. Legislation has been written, perhaps inaccurately, based on it. Whether you are the non-commercial file-sharer using that path of least resistance to access data or the content distributor who’s service may be falsely advertised and overpriced, this fundamental understanding is the difference between being seen as a thief and being recognized for being innovative and efficient.
Posts Tagged ‘creative’
Amazon has recently announced the following statement regarding the Kindle:
We will be introducing lending for Kindle, a new feature that lets you loan your Kindle books to other Kindle device or Kindle app users. Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period. Additionally, not all e-books will be lendable [loanable*] – this is solely up to the publisher or rights holder, who determines which titles are enabled for lending.
While some people have considered this to be a sign of progress by a major player in the content distribution industry, it just makes me feel like I’m waiting for the commercial world of content distribution to catch up to the present.
Sex in the Pink, a blog that was just published on baywords (blog host dedicated to free & uncensored hosting), has announced a new project. Freedom Porn is a project dedicated to delivering amateur pornography under Creative Commons licensing in the endeavor to raise awareness of sex related issues across the spectrum.