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    Why Magpie? Because I like observing these sleek birds with a tapering tail. And like Magpies, I live with the burden of being a 'chatter', even though I believe that I am rather shy, reserved and unobtrusive :).

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    Free Stuff: Read all you can at is a new website that allows users to read, archive and upload content from the latest magazines for everyone to read and share within the online mygazine community. The magazines are available as digital editions where you can flip pages and use the zoom function.
    According to a press release issued by the company, was created for a myriad of reasons, including but not limited to:
    § Low Carbon Footprint: With 70% of newsstand magazines going unsold, the goal is to eliminate the waste.
    § No unnecessary content: Allows users to access only the information that is of interest to them.
    § Efficiency: Reduces the need to physically carry and archive content.
    § Universal: Allows foreign content to be available from anywhere to anyone (I like this one, I can actually read magazines I find difficult/impossible to find in Goa)
    § Monopoly: Eliminates the effects of conglomerates merging and controlling consumers’ choice and distribution, within almost every region worldwide.

    However, the industry does not seem too happy about this development, as is clear from this quote extracted from a news item on the ppa website:

    Magazine publishers need to be aware of, which is infringing a number of UK based magazines' intellectual property rights.
    Dubbed 'Magster', encourages users to upload scanned copies of magazines - without the permission of a large proportion, if not all of the
    magazine publishers - and then makes them freely available to view online.
    A number of PPA member titles have already been spotted on the site - and members are encouraged to check that their content has not been uploaded without authorisation. Should members find that their content appears on - and they wish to have it removed - the most prudent course of action is to issue a cease and desist letter (also known as notice and takedown)”

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