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Comment: Re:I've been researching this topic a little... (Score 1) 355

by Xlipse (#38293506) Attached to: How Publishers Are Cutting Their Own Throats With eBook DRM
Yes, I think being blunt is a good idea. With that in mind: Thanks for being a snarky asshole and automatically assuming I am not looking out for the best interest of the sector... but it was a good way to make your point and lead by example, so have a cookie or something. As far as being a "state recognized" nonprofit... There are 36 de-facto State Association Nonprofits who support and lobby for/against specific laws that will impact the Nonprofit sector. I see your sig is related to Alaska... if that's where you live, then your state association is The Foraker Group. You can find the full list on the National Council of Nonprofits website. We're all nonprofits, and yes we offer a multitude of FREE and discounted services to other nonprofits, as we have for decades. ...and WOW, you've worked with nonprofits in two states... I've worked with 2,000 nonprofits a dozen states over the past 10+ years. I volunteer a lot of my time to these nonprofits and do not ask nor expect to be compensated for it. I do it because I want my state to have a strong, vibrant Nonprofit sector... do I need to explain why that's important? Hopefully not. I also agree with your last statement, I feel the /exact/ same way.

Comment: Re:I've been researching this topic a little... (Score 1) 355

by Xlipse (#38209928) Attached to: How Publishers Are Cutting Their Own Throats With eBook DRM
Unfortunately, one of the author's is a lawyer, and I'll need some better arguments.. lol .. Yes you can buy a book and give it away.. to ONE person. Or you can spend money and use a copy machine if you wanted, sure... but the author's concern is what stops people from illegally distributing it electronically? ... and yes, my response is "You can't stop it, sorry"... but I am still getting push back and I get the sense that author WANTS DRM... and to me.. well... I've been involved in the Nonprofit sector for many years and I guess that type of thing just goes against my beliefs about what the sector stands for... I offered to research solutions, but if the author wants to stick with DRM, I just might bow out, as gracefully as possible... which I would hate to do and feel like I have an opportunity to influence a GOOD decision here, but I'm lacking the ammo needed to convince the authors... :(

Comment: I've been researching this topic a little... (Score 1) 355

by Xlipse (#38209758) Attached to: How Publishers Are Cutting Their Own Throats With eBook DRM
I'm very interested in the comments and opinions about this topic. I am currently researching e-publishing options for an upcoming Nonprofit Handbook (for my specific State; I work for our State's recognized nonprofit association) and I want to make sure we're able to reach a broad audience but still do what I can do protect the author's copyright, while taking fair use rights into consideration as well.... *head explodes*... We don't want to "penalize" paying customers with draconian DRM but it seems like it's either or - you can't have it both ways... :\ We have an electronic version of the older edition for sale right now and it's just a PDF with a disclaimer "Please support the author's hard work and don't illegal share this PDF!"... but they author's want more protection than just that disclaimer...
Wii

+ - Wii's destiny fullfilled as the new market leader

Submitted by Xlipse
Xlipse (669697) writes ""Video Game Chartz" (http://www.vgchartz.com/) issued a press release today laying claim to the Wii as being the new top dog in the console market.

From the press release: "Two years ago, very few analysts would have predicted the Nintendo Wii would be market leader this generation against the established Playstation and Xbox brands. But analysts can be in error: Vgchartz.com data, which is based on sample data from retailers all over the world indicates that the week ending August 23rd Nintendo's Wii (which was released one year after the Xbox 360 in November 2006), currently standing at 10.57 million consoles sold, passed Xbox 360 lifetime sales of 10.51 million units, making Nintendo the new market leader in both the home and handheld videogame console businesses.""

10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.

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