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)

About Nate Hoffelder (11037 Articles)

Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:

“I’ve been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It’s a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog.”

2 Comments on Morning Coffee – 15 November 2017

  1. 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.

    • 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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