Posts Tagged: piracy

On Self-Reliance: Frank Ocean as Emersonian Hero

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As Emerson recognizes, someone who couldn’t care less about how they come across is all the more charismatic and convincing.

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Russian Publisher Steals Authors’ Names

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Several western authors have had their names pirated by a Russian publisher that prints books about Vladimir Putin, reports the Guardian. The journalists, analysts, and authors did not write the books nor did they know about their publication. The Russian language books were published by Algoritm, a two-decades old publisher of controversial political and social content. […]

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Battling E-Pirates

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What happens when a philosophy professor takes on e-piracy? He discovers that it’s not quite as cut and dried as he first thought. Let me be clear–the issue of whether or not his work was pirated is clear. It unquestionably was. The thing that’s not so clear is whether or not it’s harmful to him […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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The Sycamore Review paid someone for a poem. It cost them a quarter and the poem was written on a bar napkin. Sounds like a worthwhile trade. Kent Johnson on The New British School Publishing an e-version of your book? Prepare to be boarded. I think this is a terrific way to get poetry out […]

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Want to kill e-publishing?

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I read stories like this one, where Amazon has gone onto their subscribers’ Kindles and removed books (refunding the purchase price, but still) because the publisher decided they didn’t want to make the books available electronically anymore, and I wonder what the company is thinking. The calculus might work this way–Kindle subscribers are a small […]

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