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Old 03-16-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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Post The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet

This looks like a pretty good book, and the author licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial license but not only is it in pdf format, you have to download individual chapters in pdf!

The license says

You are free:
  • to Share — to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
  • to Remix
So maybe someone with a lot of free time would like to download all the chapters and combine them into a book.

Here's a New York Times article about this book and others:

February 19, 2008, 12:38 pm Free Books on the Internet: HarperCollins, Oprah, and Yale Join the Fray

By Melissa Lafsky

Given our fondness for all things publishing here at Freakonomics, we’ve been following the development of e-books with particular interest. In the past few weeks, it appears that the free e-book movement has officially begun. Last week, publishing monolith HarperCollins (the publisher of Freakonomics) announced that it would offer free electronic editions of a group of its books on the company’s Web site. This week, Suze Orman’s Women & Money made headlines when more than 1 million copies were downloaded after Oprah Winfrey announced the book’s Internet availability on her show.
Now, author and George Washington University associate law professor Dan Solove informs us that Yale University Press has allowed him to put the full text of his new book, The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet, in free downloadable format on the book’s Web site. The publisher has also started releasing other their titles, such as Yochai Benkler’s The Wealth of Networks, in full on the Internet.
It remains to be seen whether availability online will translate to higher sales for these books, though 1 million downloads in one day certainly bodes well for both Orman’s sales figures and e-books’ overall popularity. Whether this movement will lead to the rise of the Kindle remains to be seen.


Here's the link for "The Wealth of Networks"
http://www.benkler.org/wealth_of_net...Fs_of_the_book

It'll set you back a cool $36.00 in Kindle format: http://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Network...3427081&sr=1-1

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