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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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