A new petition has been launched which seeks to gain support of writers and others for equal access to printed material. Some groups, including some book publishers, oppose this idea claiming it will circumvent their copyrights of the books. But others consider the ability to read the same books as everyone else a fundamental right. The treaty will be discussed at the World
Intellectual Property Organization meeting in Geneva next week. Thanks to @circulating on Twitter for sending this in. Via Boing Boing
you are welcome... such an important fundamental right... :)
daronoff Wednesday, 09-Dec-2009 9:37 PM ET:
Thanks for letting us know, however I don't see a place to sign it, how can I get more information?
mf723 Wednesday, 09-Dec-2009 11:33 PM ET:
Definitely. People should sign this.
DPinWI Thursday, 10-Dec-2009 10:22 AM ET:
As a long time user of OCR and TTS technology, I've come to almost take this right for granted. While it would be nice to have books "pre-digitized" I can read most books at teh library with a little effort. Still, I think this is a worthy cause.
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