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As some of you may have noticed, I have started using an OpenID account for LJ and IJ commenting. I wasn't sure what the difference between OpenID and a normal user account was until I spotted a very user-friendly guide (Using an Open ID account at Livejournal by [personal profile] facetofcathy) and decided to take the plunge--I saw some merit in the 'it's not very friendly for users to see a blank journal' rationale. Since I'm not using the journaling services on those sites I might as well hand over the journaling resources to more active users. :)

Reading
[personal profile] rivkat: Media piracy in emerging economies

Criminal Minds
What the Rain Washes Away by [livejournal.com profile] muppetmanda (JJ/Emily) (kudos to Bluemac832)
Emily goes undercover to infiltrate a religious cult.

This story had an intriguing premise, but more thoughts...(spoilers) )

Mostly Femslash Recs: Fringe (2), Glee (10), Iron Man (1), Legend of the Seeker (1), Harry Potter (2) (warning: adult, not safe for work) )
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Reading
[personal profile] troisroyaumes: On Piracy and copyright (kudos to [personal profile] starlady)
This linkspam round up reminded me of Der Spiegel's No Copyright Law: The Real Reason for Germany's Industrial Expansion? by Frank Thadeusz which was published sometime ago.

Technology
Just inherited my dad's iPad. more technobabble about using iPad to read... )

Recs femslash: Fringe (2), Harry Potter (1), Warehouse 13 (1) (warning: adult, not work-safe) )

Currently listening to:
Those Dancing Days - Reaching Forward (Genre: Swedish Alt/Indie Rock/Pop)
youtube video )
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Does it mean you've hit the limelight if e-book pirates chose to share your work online? If so, congratulations!

Curiously, I was looking at Karin Kallmaker's list of Ye Olde Myths of Piracy and was unsatisfied with the supporting evidence. The "myth" about authors actually earning more money? Well, it's not a myth in the sense that it's not real. Mercedes Lackey and several other authors who were part of the Baen Free Library experiment had sales of their books increase after they released it for free in 2002. Even MIT press and other academic presses had several works lifted out of obscurity and sold more printed copies precisely because the works were available for free. Obviously, this does not translate unilaterally across the board, but it's good to know all the facts on hand before we make a judgment.

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