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Commentary on P2P Case Argues in Favor of Innovation

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, this commentary, available free: Hollywood Profits v. Technological Progress: “Commenting on a case that pits entertainment companies against peer-to-peer program developers, which is scheduled for argument in the Supreme Court next week, Doron Ben-Atar, a professor of history at Fordham University, writes that it is impossible to contain the… Continue Reading

Online Interview With Author of New Book on Surveillance Society

As a follow-up to my January 19 posting, Washington Post Examines Data Aggregator ChoicePoint, again from the Post, an online interview with Robert O’Harrow Jr., author of No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society. Continue Reading

New Book on Weblogs and Libraries

Weblogs and Libraries, by Professor Laurel A. Clyde “This book discusses the topic of ‘weblogs and libraries’ from two main perspectives: weblogs as sources of information for libraries and librarians; and weblogs as tools that libraries can use to promote their services and to provide a means of communication with their clients. It begins with… Continue Reading

New on LLRX.com

New on LLRX.com for December 27, 2004: The Federal Web: Content at the Ten-year Mark – Peggy Garvin, author of The United States Government Internet Manual, takes researchers on a tour of content they can expect to find on federal, executive branch websites, and where on the site they can expect to find it. Notes… Continue Reading

Style Guide for Journalists, Bloggers and Other Interested Writers

“An essential book for anyone who writes reports, articles, books, letters or memoranda, The Economist Style Guide will enlighten, educate and amuse.” See also this webpage for excerpts from the book. I recommend reviewing the entry, Americanisms. Continue Reading

Lessig’s New Book on Copyright Law and the Internet

Free Culture, by Lawrence Lessig: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity: Use this link to download a free pdf version of the book, under a Creative Commons license. The book is also available in nine other formats, to date, via this link. Reviews of the book… Continue Reading

White House and Secrecy of Gov’t Documents

Bush Administration Thwarts Access – Excerpt from The Buying of the President 2004 Shows the White House’s Propensity for Secrecy [Link] Continue Reading

Guides to Web Research

The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook – A Guide for the Serious Searcher, by Randolph Hock, February 2004. The Web Library: Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources, by Barbara Quint (Editor), Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo, January 2004. Continue Reading