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First off today, Apple’s iPad is making some copyright headlines as Apple has announced that its new tablet computer/eBook reader will be able to read books aloud and will also support free eBooks in addition to those sold through its “iBooks” store. A the “read aloud” feature on the latest version of the competing Kindle caused a stir and resulted in a suit from the Author’s Guild, which has not said if it plans to sue Apple over the iPad.
Next up today, in the UK, Film Distributors’ Association president, Lord Puttnam, called for copyright to be taught in schools beginning at a very early age. The remarks came at a keynote he gave to the FDA and said that his organization has been targeting the “tween” group, ages 8-11 with a free academic curriculum that has been distributed to one in five schools in the UK.
Finally today, in a speech to the Export-Import Bank’s annual conference, U.S. President Barack Obama reiterated his support for the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) saying that it is part of the government’s efforts to negotiate “proper protections” for works. This comes as the secretive treaty was the subject of a vote in the EU that called for a public draft of the document to be released.
That’s it for the three count today. We will be back tomorrow with three more copyright links. If you have a link that you want to suggest a link for the column or have any proposals to make it better. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I hope to hear from you.
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