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Author Topic: Publishers shoot toes off again  (Read 940 times)

xtabber

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Publishers shoot toes off again
« on: April 04, 2012, 08:46:10 AM »
An interesting article  in Wired provides yet another example of how content providers would rather protect their intellectual property from theft than make it worthwhile for people to pay for it.


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Re: Publishers shoot toes off again
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 09:46:03 AM »
An interesting article  in Wired provides yet another example of how content providers would rather protect their intellectual property from theft than make it worthwhile for people to pay for it.

in particular, how font foundries were afraid of their fonts being ripped off, so they didn't give licenses for html5 or PDF - so many magazines used PNGs until now...
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Re: Publishers shoot toes off again
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 11:46:17 AM »

Bleh - Fonts!

I'm as much of a detail freak as anyone, but fonts annoy me. Different programs shuffle between defaults. Times New Roman, Geneva, Arial, Calibri, Verdana (which doesn't behave nicely on my work printer! Prob. a driver issue - I hate drivers too!)


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Re: Publishers shoot toes off again
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 06:49:21 PM »
@xtabber: Thanks for posting this and pointing to the very interesting Wired article - which I had not read before.
I guess the situation is that the newly-emerging technology in the iPad is running foul of and having to workaround the legacy of what we can now perceive as archaic, mountainous copyright-locked business models.
Since the mountain is Big Corporations, I would guess that we are stuck with "Mohammed will have to keep going to the mountain".
That's just more innovative technological adaptation, I suppose.