Re: The disappearing virtual library
Baracatjr <baracatjr <at> HOTMAIL.COM>
2012-03-03 13:25:42 GMT
Just perfectly said (and sad).
I did't buy $ 200 books, and the closing of library.nu will not make me start buying them. I may be wrong, but I
have the strong feeling that publishers won't increase their sells.
Jose Baracat Jr.
Em 03/03/2012, às 01:42, June Samaras <june.samaras <at> GMAIL.COM> escreveu:
> The disappearing virtual library
> The shutdown of library.nu is creating a virtual showdown between
> would-be learners and the publishing industry.
> Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 10:58
> Los Angeles, CA - Last week a website called "library.nu" disappeared.
> A coalition of international scholarly publishers accused the site of
> piracy and convinced a judge in Munich to shut it down. Library.nu
> (formerly Gigapedia) had offered, if the reports are to be believed,
> between 400,000 and a million digital books for free.
> And not just any books - not romance novels or the latest best-sellers
> - but scholarly books: textbooks, secondary treatises, obscure
> monographs, biographical analyses, technical manuals, collections of
> cutting-edge research in engineering, mathematics, biology, social
> science and humanities.
> The texts ranged from so-called "orphan works" (out-of-print, but
> still copyrighted) to recent issues; from poorly scanned to expertly