3 Count: iPad’s Voice

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1: Apple’s iPad Will Read Books Out Loud, Support Free E-Books

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.

2: Film Piracy: Lord Puttnam Targets Tween Curriculum

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.

3: Obama Reiterates Support For Finishing ACTA

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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