Daily Links and Deals: Digitising public domain images creates a new copyright, rules German court

daily_links_1Today, a story on a ruling for about scans and copyright that sets a disturbing precedent.Also, a think piece on the last driver license holder, watching local broadcast TV on the internet and a look at who can make the most out of Chromebooks. In deals, pet fountains and feeders.Also big savings on DVDs, Bluerays and digital downloads of the first two seasons of Game of Thrones.

Daily Links for Monday, June 27, 2016:

Digitising public domain images creates a new copyright, rules German court [Updated] (Ars Technica UK) This is a deeply disturbing decision. It means that public domain works can be basically “held hostage” by who does the scanning of the work in question.

Chromebooks are the new “it just works” platform (ZD Net) While they are not for everyone, there is something to be said for not having to worry abut bloated OEM programs, viruses and updates.

The last driver license holder (Techcrunch) Autonomous cars are getting closer and closer to becoming a mainstream reality.

You May Soon Be Able to Watch Local Broadcast TV on the Internet (Motherboard) Not exactly Aereo V2, but this non-profit want to make live, local internet a reality.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Sophie’s Choice (Open Road) by William Clark Styron for $1.99, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Novel (Open Road) by Muriel Spark for $2.99 and Words that Sell, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Thesaurus to Help You Promote Your Products, Services, and Ideas by Richard Bayan for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, “Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2″ on Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital. (Digital downloads of the first two seasons are $9.99 each. Also, up to 62% Off PetSafe Fountains and Feeders.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Hot For The Scot by Janice Maynard for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Murder in the Marais An Aimee Leduc Investigation, Vol. 1 by Cara Black for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is The Joe Tesla Box Set: Books 1-3 by Rebecca Cantrell for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes

Google Books has a Topsellers Under $10 promotion.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.)

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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