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RIP Michael Hart, Founder of Project Gutenberg

September 21, 2011

I learned this only a few days after. Michael S. Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg, the online repository of copyright‐free books, passed away earlier this month. Hart was best known for his 1971 invention of electronic books, or eBooks. He founded Project Gutenberg, which is recognized as one of the earliest and longest‐lasting online […]

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The First Sale Doctrine

September 20, 2011

One benefit of the Netflix spin‐off of the DVD‐rental only Qwikster company is that I learnt about the First Sale Doctrine. In short, it means that once you purchase a copyrighted material, you don’t have to ask the original copyright owner for permission to do what you want with the content, such as selling it […]

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