Originally Posted by Lemurion
We'll call them ebooks. Just because an iPod isn't a pod doesn't change the name.
They're ebooks because that's what we call them. You may think the name is based on a false equivalency or relationship but it doesn't matter. The name is the name.
If we are simply tossing out names for things then that is fine, but as to the crux, does this thing require IP legislation?
Did we call the codex an etching on a stone tablet? Or the scroll a codex??
No, we did not. Digital thought transfers (formerly known as ebooks) are not books!! Therefore copyright should not apply, we do of course have to cogitate further on the meaning of this.