Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tweets of note 9/16/12 - Links to news you might want to read

From Ed Renehan:
"American Library Association (ALA) decries Hachette's 220% library ebook price increase" - by Book World, Sept. 14

"The American Library Association (ALA) denounces Hachette Book Group’s reported decision to raise the price of ebooks to the library market starting October 1...
“After these tentative steps forward, we were stunned to learn that Hachette plans to more than triple its prices for ebook sales to libraries starting October 1. Now we must ask, ‘With friends like these…?’"

From TweetSmarter:
"Twitter Has Lost the Fight to Keep Your Private Tweets Private" - by Gizmodo's Kyle Wagner, Sept. 14

"Welp, looks like your tweets really aren't protected by law. After months of haggling with the courts, Twitter has finally turned over the protected tweets of Occupy Wall Street protestor Malcolm Harris after his arrest in October...
for future cases like this, investigators can just knock on Twitter's door and ask for protected tweets, with the precedent already set that the information will probably be turned over."

Just saw those and thought I should include them in a quick blogging for any who might be interested.

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  1. Thanks! Love this blog.

  2. It's worth mentioning that libraries don't pay the same price we do for books, so this is especially troubling. When the agency model was shot down, I wondered how long it would take the publishers to just increase their prices to make up the difference. Now we know.

  3. Blackbeard, raising the price after it's been overpriced isn't really good business... Doesn't mean they won't try though!


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