(A Short) Bibliography of Resources

This is a collection of citations that relate to ebooks and DRM. In addition to the resources below, a list of links collected on the broader theme of ebooks in general are available at:


Battles, Matt. "The Book: Terms of Service." library ad infinitum. and

Brantley, Peter. Digital Books and the Impact on Libraries. (Special Issue of "Library Trends"). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Cohen, Dan. "Kindle's DRM Rears its Ugly Head... And It IS Ugly." Gear Diary.

Davis, Denise M. and Tim Lafferty. "Digital Rights Management: Implications for Libraries." The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances. 15.1 (2002):18-23.

Bayley, Ed. "Updated and Corrected: E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy."

Doctorow, Cory. Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future

Doctorow, Cory. "How Copyright Broke."

Doctorow, Cory. "How to Destroy the Book."

Free Government Information, e-book topics:

Hall, Gary. Digitize this Book! : The Politics of New Media, Or Why we Need Open Access Now. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008. Print.

Kiriakova, Maria, Karen S. Okamoto, Mark Zubarev and Gretchen Gross. "Aiming at a Moving Target: Pilot Testing Ebook Readers in an Urban Academic Library." Computers in Libraries. 30.2 (March 2010):20-24.

Lessig, Lawrence. Free Culture, ebook topics:

Lynch, Clifford. "The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World."

McGill, Meredith L. American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. Print.

McSherry, Corynne and Cindy Cohn. "Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers." Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Mook, Nate. "Bezos says Kindle 1984 Deletions were 'Stupid', Doesn't Say How Amazon Will Solve Illegal Book Problem." BetaNews.

Polanka, Sue. No Shelf Required.

Robillard, G. Xavier. "Introducing the New Kindle Gutenberg Bookreader."

Schiller, Kurt. "A Happy Medium: Ebooks, Licensing, and DRM." Information Today. 27.2 (2010):1, 42, 44.

Shelburne, Wendy Allen. "E-book Usage in an Academic Library: User Attitudes and Behaviors." Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services. 33 (2009):59-72.

Stallman, Richard. "Letter to the Boston Public Library."

Stallman, Richard. "The Right to Read."

Striphas, Theodore G. The Abuses of Literacy: Amazon Kindle and the Right to Read Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 7.3 (2010). 13 Feb. 2011

Striphas, Theodore G. The Late Age of Print : Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. Print.

Timmer, John. "My Kindle Ate My Homework: Lawsuit Filed Over 1984 Deletion." Ars Technica.

Van Horn, Royal. "The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Other Egregious Laws." The Phi Delta Kappan. 84.3 (2002): 248-249.


Projects and Organizations that are Important to the Right to Read (Electronically):

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