Elaine Kasket: ‘There is no digital rule book for grief’

The counselling psychologist and author of All the Ghosts in the Machine discusses one of the most contentious issues of our ageElaine Kasket is a counselling psychologist based in London. Her first book, All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age, examines the ethical and technical issues surrounding our data when we die.If I were to fall under a bus tomorrow, what would happen to my Gmail and Facebook accounts? Under contract law, privacy ceases on the point of death. But what’s interesting about this area is that big tech treats the erstwhile account holder and their data almost with the same contractual reverence as they would when this person was alive. So they end up privileging that concept over the needs, requests and wishes of the next of kin.Belief in the afterlife is strengthened by the sense that the dead are remaining socially influential via the internet. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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European court rules that libraries can digitize books

The European Union's highest court has ruled that libraries can digitize books without the permission of copyright holders. The court argues that libraries have the right to provide free information to the public and don't need to obtain licensing if they want to make books available to users... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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EU court rules libraries can digitize books without permission

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that libraries have the right to digitize books and distribute them to dedicated reading terminals without first obtaining the publisher's permission. The decision rests on exceptions built... Continue reading at Engadget

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Libraries may digitize books without permission, EU top court rules

European libraries may digitize books and make them available at electronic reading points without first gaining consent of the copyright holder, the highest European Union court ruled Thursday.The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in a case in which the Technical University of... Continue reading at PC World

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Google Books case: digitizing 'snippets' of text is ruled 'fair use'

US Circuit Judge Denny Chin says Google Books falls under fair use, while the Authors Guild calls it copyright infringement. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: The New, Digital Faces of the Frankfurt Book Fair

For all the talk of ebooks, and the state of the book market, the number of new digital startups at the Frankfurt Book Fair is an indicator of the industry's health. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Reinventing Book Printing: Digital Printing for Every Stage in a Book’s Life

Multinational publishers know that regional book editions increase their options for selling titles, especially in the education segment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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London Book Fair 2014: At Digital Minds, Publishers Urged to Look Beyond the Book

"We cannot deny we are in an extraordinary transition," said author Anthony Horowitz, opening the sixth annual Publishing for Digital Minds Conference at the London Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PRH Once Again Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

The publisher's pro-rated terms and its temporary story time permissions will now run through March, 31, 2022, as the pandemic continues to impact schools and libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Artron Focuses on Art Books and Digital Printing

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London Book Fair Announces Details of Its Digital Seminars

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U.S. Book Show: Indie Bookselling in the Digital Age

A panel of executives from Bookshop.org, Libro.fm, and IndieCommerce discussed ways in which booksellers could use their platforms to take full advantage of the shifts in consumer behavior since the pandemic began. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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London Book Fair Opts for a Digital-Only Edition in 2021

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Digital ‘US Book Show’ Announces Panels for Late May

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Jerusalem International Book Forum: Its 2021 Digital Programming

The biennial forum this year will feature publishers, agents, scouts, editors, civic leaders and Israeli conductor Gil Shohat. (Sponsored) The post Jerusalem International Book Forum: Its 2021 Digital Programming appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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PRH Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

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Dr. Seuss Books Ruled Last Week's Bestseller List

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A Digital Jerusalem International Book Forum Opens for 2021 Registration

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Virtually Together: The Rise of Digital Book Festivals

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The Suddenly Digital Taipei International Book Exhibition: Interview with Robert Lin

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