L’erba del vicino: la stupidità della folla e l’isteria del file-sharing

Un sito promuove l’incontro di persone che si prestano libri (come concesso da amazon e barnes&noble, solo tra loro clienti) e alcuni autori malinformati protestano sostenendo che si tratta di pirateria, si coalizzano su twitter e fanno chiudere il sito dal provider.

Ciò scatena una reazione da parte di altri utenti che minacciano gli autori.

Legit Ebook Lending Site Taken Down By An Angry Twitmob Of Writers [UPDATED] | Techdirt.

[UPDATE:
Word is filtering back that threats are being directed at some of the
authors pictured or quoted in this post. I will reiterate my comment I
posted below about the threats, mainly: DON’T DO IT.

Ma dico, ci rendiamo conto ? minacce ?? mi fa venire in mente un’altra vicenda recente nostrana che ha mostrato come l’eccitazione partigiana travalichi il buon senso.

Piracy witch hunt downs legit e-book lending Web site | Internet & Media – CNET News.

On August 1, a vitriolic, hysterical mob of authors mistook e-book lending Web site Lendink for a piracy clearinghouse, rallying a terribly mistaken call to action.

The site remains offline today as details emerge revealing just how wrong these authors were — and how unrepentant some of them still are.

Ma dico, ci rendiamo conto ? e’ come se, di fronte a una manifestazione di disinformati, l’affittuario di un negozio bloccasse chiudesse il negozio dell’inquilino.

e in effetti…

The whole ugly scene is reminiscent of when an angry mob in Britain vandalized a pediatrician’s office when they thought the word on the doctor’s office sign meant “pedophile.”

l’accostamento da’ da pensare: la presupposta pirateria e la presupposta pedofilia causano reazioni analoghe.

The ugliness of Lendink’s story underscores the malfeasance behind file-sharing hysteria.

Content creators perceive an untenable ownership; no one was sued for
making cassette mix tapes, and libraries are not hotbeds of loan-theft.

It is obvious that the authors involved have limited technical understanding of digital goods. 

It’s also clear that many of the people unrepentant about the harm done
to Lendink feel as though they themselves are harmed in some way by
what they perceive Lendink to have done — facilitated the loan of their
books at the very least, or at worst, the copying of digital files.

ma circa il prestito dei libri digitali…

Lendink was a hobby site put together by disabled army vet Dale Porter,
who created a person-to-person e-mail request system where e-book fans
could find out about lend-enabled books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
and contact each other to arrange loans on titles they wanted to read.
Borrowing lend-enabled Kindle and Nook e-books is perfectly legitimate,
as spelled out on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble Web sites; book
e-tailers have a series of permissions in place where publishers can
allow a 14-day lend of a purchased book between customers.

avevo scritto qui del diritto dell’utente a prestare un libro, sfruttato come elemento di lockin.

questo mi era scappato:

(Amazon notes
that “not all books are lendable — it is up to the publisher or rights
holder to determine which titles are eligible for lending.”)
But to a few virulently righteous individuals, this was not a new model
for library science, but a hotbed of peer-to-peer piracy that had to be
stopped at any cost.

e’ il publisher che decide se un utente ha il diritto di prestare un libro…

roba da matti.

mi verrebbero in mente una sequela di proverbi e modi di dire…

imho diventa sempre piu’ importante rimettere mano all’argomento dei diritti, obblighi, doveri e privilegi associati al riconoscimento di un diritto d’autore e dei diritti connessi…

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