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The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World

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dc.contributor.author Lynch, Clifford en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:51:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:51:06Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-07-31 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-07-31 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2540
dc.description.abstract "Commercial publishing interests are presenting the future of the book in the digital world through the promotion of e-book reading appliances and software. Implicit in this is a very complex and problematic agenda that re-establishes the book as a digital cultural artifact within a context of intellectual property rights management enforced by hardware and software systems. With the convergence of different types of content into a common digital bit-stream, developments in industries such as music are establishing precedents that may define our view of digital books. At the same time we find scholars exploring the ways in which the digital medium can enhance the traditional communication functions of the printed work, moving far beyond literal translations of the pages of printed books into the digital world. This paper examines competing visions for the future of the book in the digital environment, with particular attention to questions about the social implications of controls over intellectual property, such as continuity of cultural memory." en_US
dc.subject open access en_US
dc.subject copyright en_US
dc.subject intellectual property rights en_US
dc.title The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Information & Knowledge en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal First Monday en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth September en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US

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