That raze track is/was magic used to have two copies of the 12' and drop an ever so slightly off sync double track in the middle and then roll it back in #thosewerethedays
Footnote: With respect to how many joints as opposed to how much THC/CBD it is worth making clear a distinction between acute, chronic and combined effects. That is to say how much in mg may have different effects to how often in frequency.
Not all of them are as dramatic as above.
GM labeling anyone?
and I'll also be open to guest posts
Yeah but the madness never ends when you consider that academics in NZ, UK and US are paid for by taxes and students. Students in a manner of speaking end up paying twice and having publishers clip the ticket because much of the content has been paid for.
Regardless is makes no difference at all. Dropbox, Google Drive etc all offer no client-side encryption and operate in exactly the same way.
Sorry Dylan my badly made point was actually that cloud services are less prone to copying because they don't get lost and when encrypted by default they are hard to hack - unlike USB drives.
So it seems. But it keeps being singled out in press statements from local rights owners.
And we are back to the same old argument in Pead's press release.
“Educational texts are being illegally shared at an alarming rate and it’s hurting New Zealand authors, publishers and distributors to the point where earning a viable living is becoming increasingly threatened,”
i) Most academics don't make enough off books to live.
ii) The book in question costs $120 hardback and $80 as E text
So who is making money here?
The PR people?
As long as I don't share the link (or give the USB stick) to anyone else I'm not infringing any copyright as far as I can see.
And of course we all encrypt our USB drives so no-one can open them when we lose them...don't we?
Expensive texts - who woulda thought?
Amen to that, and the background is unless you have a wildly popular text you are lucky to make the cost of a good meal in royalties (I know I've seen the cheque). It is unbelievable how may academic authors still don't get any digital royalties!
Oh and while I'm on my grumpy soap box. Edify’s Adrian Keane may not realise it but students don't buy many books any more (even required ones) and IMHE they don't read them any more either. This may be due to cost relative to freely available materials; including the possibility that many universities put lecture material on-line. The quality of which appears to be improving over time. So yet again, a drop from 80-50% may not entirely be due to those damn pirates. From my own experience getting inspection copies is difficult and unreasonably expensive at times, hence they don't get read and don't get recommended.
As you were....
Ahhhh CLNZ who recently posted this with hiss and a roar.
They seem very keen indeed (possibly a little desperate?) to demonstrate some value to society. Especially given that they are currently in litigation with New Zealand Universities over what existing licensing is worth. Given that their tax on education makes up by far the majority of their income; losing could be a real problem for them. With all due respect and care for freelance copyright holders, I hope they lose. This particular racket has gone on long enough.