There is huge value in the curation and the discovery of important information. And there’s a gap in terms of how that is then turned into a commercial model.
In the ’90s, scanlation was still a fan passion project. At some point, that changed. The scanlation sites became more about piracy. And they just don’t care.
Until code entirely does away with contracts human beings will continue to add a value that no machine ever can.
As basic a question as “Who owns the rights to a work?” doesn’t always yield a ready answer.
This week in Beijing, the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS) and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) are co-organizers for a day-long seminar on copyright challenges and solutions for digital libraries and university e-campuses.