Re: Battle between paper and cyber version
Jul 27, 1997 05:10 PM
At 07:43 PM 7/27/97 -0400, Bart Lidofsky wrote:
>> No publisher in his right mind is going to put something on the internet as
>> long as it can sell in print. The moment it goes online, the copyright is an
>> unenforceable dead letter
> For the most part, yes, but...
>>and even the material is in public domain,
> ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!
> Bart Lidofsky
Agreed. For example all the Federal Income Tax Forms are in the public
domain and are also available on the web for download for free at any time.
Many of the user manuals for software is now on the web as a pdf file.
so things are moving in that direction.
If HPB were to be writing SD or Isis today, considering the tight financial
situation she was in, she would be publishing it on Internet.
Another example. There is a firm in Washington DC which publishes daily tax
news. It is also putting out for free a periodical -- once or twice a week
newsletter for free.
We will have to wait and see how all these things develop. One thing is for
sure, publishing is not going to be the same in five years as it is today.
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