Unglue.It and GITenberg, two projects concerned with creating a more sustainable ecosystem for free ebooks, have announced they’re joining forces as the Free Ebook Foundation, a nonprofit corporation set to be led and supported by Eric Hellman, technologist, founder, and president of the privately held company Gluejar Inc. “The mission of the Free Ebook Foundation is […]
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Access to digital content is one of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century, not only for libraries, but also for the public. Unlike physical content, which has material costs and must be stored at a cost, digital content can be copied without cost. Yet the marketplace for e-books greatly resembles that of physical books with copyright holders creating virtual scarcity. There are works in the public domain and also those written with Creative Commons licenses, but particularly the latter can be difficult to find. Is there a way to increase the accessibility of e-books written under a Creative Commons license, move more content into this space, and still support content creators?