Archive for February, 2011

Holding Our Breath Till We Turn Blue

Monday, February 28th, 2011

As the #hcod debate has continued to grow, many concerned librarians, authors, and readers are beginning to move from discussion to direct action. One of these motions calls for a direct boycott of HarperCollins. This is the kind of move that revolutions are founded on. But I’m not sure it’s the kind of move our […]

My email to HarperCollins

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

At this point, the conversation related to #hcod (many thanks to Jeff Kreger for putting together that archive) has been largely one-sided. Librarians, readers, and even a few authors have been conversing together about ebooks and the licensing dilemma. It’s been fantastic to see so much passion and respectful debate taking place over the past […]

Terms of Service on Our Terms

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

What a difference a day makes, eh? I talked a bit yesterday about the response to HarperCollins’ new ebook policy, and I’m pleased to see just how many others are speaking out. There are even a few non-library inroads, including Galleycat, BoingBoing, and ReadWriteWeb. But it’s the Librarian in Black that strikes a nerve with […]

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