Last week in this space, I wondered why the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and movie studios get so worked up about online file swapping, when public libraries distribute their works freely without a penny of compensation.
As usual, some of this column's readers responded thoughtfully and with authority; I thought I'd share three of those reactions with you this week.
When I was a Publishing Certificate student, and extremely interested in electronic books, I predicted books would be the next cultural/information item lent to the masses on a regular basis. I'm disappointed that ebooks have fallen on hard times. I hope to produce my own electronic content later this year or early next year.
Posted by ronn at October 9, 2003 08:51 PM