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Submission + - online pharmacy pioneer arrested in Florida (www.cbc.ca)

FeatherBoa writes: A Manitoba man who was one of the first entrepreneurs in the cross-border online pharmacy industry, has been arrested in Florida and is facing charges related to the sale of foreign and counterfeit medicines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration claimed many of the drugs promoted as Canadian actually came from other countries. An FDA spokesperson commented " Many of these websites are operating outside of the United States. However, the internet's broad reach allows these websites to reach U.S. consumers."

Submission + - Michael Hart, inventor of the e-book, dead at 64 (gutenberg.org) 1

FeatherBoa writes: Michael Hart, the founder and long time driving force behind Project Gutenberg and 1971 inventor of the electronic book has died at his home in Urbana Ill, on Sept. 6th 2011. Project Gutenberg is recognized as one of the earliest and longest-lasting online literary projects, has spawned sister projects in Australia, Canada, Germany and other locations to transcribe public domain literature and make it available via the Internet.

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