Author Archives: Joe Atzberger

About Joe Atzberger

Joe Atzberger (atz) is a library hacker in Palo Alto, CA. He worked with Galen at both LibLime and Equinox Software, Inc. as an open source developer on Koha and Evergreen. Joe currently works on Hydra and institutional digital repository infrastructure at Stanford.

Metaphors We Sit By

If we constructed other products by the same rules as library e-books: http://www.creativeapplications.net/objects/drm-chair-chair-that-self-destructs-after-8-uses/

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All Your Digital Resale Are Belong To Amazon

Yet another in the unending stream of ridiculously overbroad U.S. software patents, Amazon now owns the idea of reselling a┬ádigital good: http://www.geekwire.com/2013/amazon-wins-patent-reselling-lending-used-digital-goods/ That would seem to include, for example, Nook-based sharing or any other process that does copy, delete, and … Continue reading

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