Morning Coffee – 15 November 2017

Morning Coffee - 15 November 2017 Morning Coffee

Here re a few stories to red this morning.

  1. Kindle just turned 10 , so Amazon revealed the most popular Kindle books of all time (Mashable)
  2. Digital Publishers Find Shared Purpose at W3C Publishing Summit (PW)
  3. Monkey Selfie Photographer Says He's Now Going To Sue Wikipedia (TechDirt)

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

2 Comments

  1. Scott15 November, 2017

    I haven’t followed the monkey selfie saga at all, but if Wikipedia’s argument is based on the premise that “This file is in the public domain, because as the work of a non-human animal, it has no human author in whom copyright is vested,” that is a limited, unsophisticated, even ignorant, understanding of what it means to be the author of a work. The pressing of the button that snaps the shot is far from the most important factor in the “authorship” of a photograph.

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    1. Frank15 November, 2017

      Wikipedia’s decision to say the image is in the public domain is based a lower court’s decision. The upper courts have not decided what to do, but most legal scholars say it is in the public domain.

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