Today’s links of interest:
- Garage doors, printers, and the DMCA: A look back
A different look at the first sale doctrine.
- Garrison Keillor Doesn’t Like Jews Writing Christmas Songs
- News Corp. to Sell Subscriptions on Sony Reader
While exclusive deals can limit sales, the competitive thing might work in more than a few publishers’ favor. “You can assume we’re getting a better split than the Kindle,” Mr. Thompson said. “I won’t actually say the price, but I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t a better deal.”
- Santa Should Get Off His Sleigh, Jog to Trim Image, Doctor Says
This guy does realize that Santa isn’t real, doesn’t he?
- Revisiting the Replacements’ Let It Be on the album’s 25th anniversary.
Greatest album of the past 25 years? Or greatest album ever? Yes.
- Should E-Books Be Protected?
Lots of questions and some answers in this post from David Pogue. Also many quotable moments. We chose this one for obvious reasons: What if, someday, you want to jump ship from Amazon’s reader family to Barnes Noble’s? This is precisely the nightmare scenario that faced iPod owners who wanted to switch to a Zune. (O.K., there’s no such person, but you get the point.)
- Want privacy on Facebook? Here is how to get some
A pretty decent list of rules, especially the last one. If you want complete privacy, lock your doors, close your windows, never access the outside world.