Orphan Works & Mass Digitization: A Report from the Register of Copyrights. U.S. Copyright Office (June 2015). PDF file.
A new document outlining proposals from the US Copyright Office to accommodate two areas where copyright law is currently weak: 1) handling “orphan works” (i.e. works still protected by copyright but for whom the copyright owner is impossible or difficult to find) and 2) dealing with “mass digitization” projects (e.g. the Google Books project).
Both Kevin Smith on his Scholarly Communications @ Duke blog and Mike Masnick at Techdirt find the proposed solutions for the “orphan works” situation as bad as the problems they are purporting to solve. Worth a read.
Augmented World Expo 2015: Behind the scenes of singer Bjork’s weird, immersive virtual reality – The team from Bjork’s immersive MoMA installation talks about authoring reality at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California.
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Lepore, Jill. “The Cobweb: Can The Internet Be Archived?” The New Yorker, January 19, 2015.
Good read about the Internet Archive and Wayback Machine.
Project Nourished combines brightly colored experimental cuisine, crafted from agar and pectin, with VR simulations intended to make those meager morsels seem tastier than they really are.
Forget Virtual Reality. Are You Ready for Virtual Sushi?– A small Los Angeles-based team of designers, engineers, and chefs have cooked up a “gastronomical virtual reality experience” that use head mounted displays, 3-D printers, and food science to take aim at our tastebuds.
Smith, Kevin, and J.D. “Setting the Record Straight about Elsevier | Scholarly Communications @ Duke.” Accessed January 28, 2014: Highly recommended article explaining some of the nuances of academic authors, license agreements, post-prints, and copyrights. Well worth reading.
10 ways enterprise IT Is changing – From the rising influence of marketing to the impact of mobile to the realities of offshoring, 2014 is going to have its share of trends and disruptions that affect IT.
Goodbye net neutrality… Now what? – What will an Internet without net neutrality look like? As the opinions fly, Michael P. Kassner considers what makes sense and what doesn’t.
The World’s First 3-D Printed Book Cover: A limited edition of Korean American novelist Chang-Rae Lee’s new dystopic book, On Such a Full Sea is making a splash with a 3-D cover produced by MakerBot.
Blackboard Software Will Incorporate Virtual College Bookstore – The learning-management behemoth Blackboard is getting into the virtual-campus-bookstore business.
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