Comments on: Caving into bullies (aka, here we go again) http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/ Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: قالب سازی فن آور پلاستیک http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-49637 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:47:00 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-49637 http://fpmoulding.com/services/
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By: kevinkyno http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-47107 Sun, 25 May 2014 06:12:00 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-47107 I’m so impressed with your explanation in this article, thanks for compile it. Busana Muslim

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By: real estate http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-917 Sat, 11 Apr 2009 09:08:37 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-917 Thanks for pointing that out Chris.

Unfortunately you are not only blind but also in a minority. There just aren’t enough of you to have a marketing impact where it hurts them i.e the hip pocket. Still, I don’t know why they couldn’t make an exception and provide a product for those like yourself in addition to there normal range. From a PR perspective alone it would be a home run.

Andrew. Australia

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By: B. Good http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-916 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:02:35 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-916 WHY does anyone want to buy this cr@p?? Did you look at the picture and notice the headings called “Lend” and “Give”? If I buy a paperback book, I can highlight it, dog-ear pages, tear out pages, sell it, lend it, or burn it and there’s nothing the author or publisher can do about it. (Doctrine of First Sale, IIRC) Why would I ever pay good money for something that I cannot lend, give away, transfer to another device, or heaven forbid, read aloud? People should shun this stuff until publishers and authors get serious about balancing their needs with the consumers’ needs. Besides, I can nap easily at the hotel pool with little care if someone steals my $9 paperback book or if it gets wet….

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By: Chris http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-915 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:05:19 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-915 Those who have observed that turning off text-to-speech discriminates against people with disabilities like blindness or dyslexia are absolutely right. Also, it’s bad business. Right now, as a blind person, I get most of my books from free services run by nonprofits or the government, so authors don’t make any money when I read their books. If I could buy a book and read it on my Kindle with text-to-speech, I would do so and the author would get royalties. I thought authors were supposed to be smart!

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By: Lee http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-914 Fri, 13 Mar 2009 22:05:05 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-914 Rights? When you buy any creative work you don’t have boundless rights. The creator has the right to restrict how the work is used in significant ways – so long as they’re upfront about it. If you don’t like it, then don’t buy it. That IS the world we live in, it’s just not consistent with how some see their purchase. They see it as ownership (it’s mine I can do with it as I please), but copyrighted work is more like a license. You don’t own it, you are purchasing the ability to use it in a prescribed manner.

All that being said, I’m dumbfounded that the guild would want to restrict this. Does anyone want to listen to a synthetic voice read a book? Maybe as a last resort. Is it even remotely competitive to something well read? Of course not. Kindle has yet to present a compelling value proposition for the average consumer, with a fairly long ROI for most. So why would the guild, arguably the main benefactor, do something to hinder its proliferation?

That answer is simple. Some people are not too bright. Some see lower sales and raise prices to compensate – some see a failing economy and raise taxes. There’s no accounting for foolish behavior. Just don’t subject yourself to it. Ultimately, you have money they want so if they think they can only get your money by giving in, by damn they’ll give in.

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By: Steve Coleman http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-913 Mon, 09 Mar 2009 14:45:38 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-913 If the Guild can say that playing the content of an ebook through a personal audio device is not legal, then what would ‘playing’ the same book contents through a brail reader be? In both cases it is merely transcribing the exact same binary contents into a medium in which certain people can use, but not the original. If one can not read a physical [e]book, and one can’t play it using audio, then what recourse would there be? No sane jury would deny a person the right to convert the purchased media into a brail readable format, yet the Guild will try to deny the audio format which serves the exact same purpose. This is clearly a double standard.

In my case I bought the Kindle 2 to read me during my long commute each day. I did this because there is very little available in the way of audio books for subjects that I am interested in. It’s just not available, anywhere. I can’t buy what does not exist, so they are loosing sales by limiting my options. If I could buy the audio book in the first place I would not need the Kindle and I could have bought that many more audio books, but instead I have to plunk down $400 for a device that can sort-of-kind-of let me read the books I want. Go figure why the Guild wants to bury themselves as an ageing industry right when economically the writers really need the money. Their current stance is clearly not doing anybody any favours.

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By: Greg M. Johnson http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-912 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 20:46:41 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-912 Okay, Lawrence, so endorse a book-reader product for us.

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By: Adrian Lopez http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-911 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 00:17:39 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-911 “For all you legal experts, even if it’s legal for two people to have sex, it’s not legal for one to force the other. You just can’t say it’s legal, but forget to add that you need permission (to have sex, to sell on Kindle, maybe to convert to audio).”

What the heck are you smoking, Baba? There is no issue of force here. I don’t need a copyright holder’s permission to have a TTS device read a book out loud to me, nor do I need his permission to make a device that features TTS.

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By: Carlos Osuna http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-910 Mon, 02 Mar 2009 17:57:33 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-910 No problem guys. This kind of behavior is what really created this downfall. Don’t worry, “rights owners” could just bully so long as there’s demand for their books. Kindle would end being like Napster after it became “legal”. Nobody wants an limited service to become limited after a while. Then the tides changes, and we end up getting for free, things that were available in Napster and iTunes for 1 buck (just see the new releases from bands like U2, Metallica, etc)

In the end, we all profit and in the long run, those works that were so jealously protected by their authors will end being forgotten by the whole of mankind, being replaced by features such-as Alice in Wonderland, written by authors more interested in sharing their wisdom, than making a quick buck.

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By: D Marks http://www.lessig.org/2009/02/caving-into-bullies-aka-here-w/#comment-909 Mon, 02 Mar 2009 17:38:51 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html#comment-909 What isn’t being considered is the fact that Amazon is the owner of two audiobook publishers: Brilliance and Audible. It is not in their interest to be in competition with themselves for a potentially lucrative sector of the market. Audiobooks are currently a much larger segment of the publishing industry than ebooks. I don’t think Amazon considered the text to speech function comparable to audiobooks. But after announcing it and the issue was raised, clearly they were more than willing to backtrack. I don’t believe this is really an issue of rights or being bullied by the Author’s Guild. This is about marketing and profit margins.

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