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Pirates vs. Ebooks: A Webinar

Very quick note here: I will be giving a webinar today on ebook piracy and DRM at noon Mountain Time (11:00 Pacific Time, 1 PM Central Time) to a site called Book Street Cafe, based in Phoenix but not geographically limited except by time zones. It was founded by some of my friends from the now-folded Arizona Book Publishing Association, which I belonged to all the time I lived in Scottsdale and acted as president for two years. The webinar is scheduled for 45 minutes, with another 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Book Street Cafe is a paid membership organization, but they've given me a one-time link for my webinar that I can post. If you want to participate, click here.

You'll have to either have Java running or download the Citrix app that underlies the GoToMeeting technology. You'll be able to do the download when you click to the site. I know that Java is in a bad odor right now, but the Citrix app is relatively small and only takes a few seconds to download and install.

The presentation is oriented toward print book publishers who are nervous about ebook piracy and are considering DRM. It is not a techie show. It draws on research and positions I've presented on Contra for several years.

We'd love to have you. Try to log in a little early so that you make sure you're properly connected.

Comments

How'd it go?

GHR
Very well. I managed to get through 17 slides in 38 minutes, though I may have been talking a little too fast. Once I get excited about something, it's hard to keep my hard-practiced corporate reserve.

(Anonymous)

Audio/Video/Slides available?

Hello:

I missed the presentation - it is possible to get a copy of it?

Thanks in advance,

bj

Re: Audio/Video/Slides available?

Sure! Email me a request, and I'll email you the slides.