Eric Flint on copyright and DRM

[Originally posted in June 2006; updated with new links several times, most recently in February 2010]

Eric Flint: A Matter of Principle, Jim Baen’s Universe 1 (1), 2006.
Eric Flint: Copyright: What Are the Proper Terms for the Debate?, Jim Baen’s Universe 1 (2), 2006.
Eric Flint: Copyright: How Long Should It Be?, Jim Baen’s Universe 1 (3), 2006.
Eric Flint: What is Fair Use, Jim Baen’s Universe 1 (4), 2006.
Eric Flint: Lies, and More Lies, Jim Baen’s Universe 1 (5), 2007.
Eric Flint: There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, Jim Baen’s Universe 1 (6), 2007.
Eric Flint: Books: The Opaque Market, Jim Baen’s Universe 2 (1), 2007.
Eric Flint: Spillage: or, The Way Fair Use Works in Favor of Authors and Publishers, Jim Baen’s Universe 2 (2), 2007.
Eric Flint: The Economics of Writing, Jim Baen’s Universe 2 (3), 2007.
Eric Flint: The Pig-in-a-Poke Factor, Jim Baen’s Universe 2 (4), 2007.
Eric Flint: Paper books are not going to be joining the dodo any time soon. If ever., Jim Baen’s Universe 2 (5), 2008
Eric Flint: A Matter of Symbiosis. Jim Baen’s Universe 2 (6), 2008
Eric Flint: The Nature of Transitions. Jim Baen’s Universe 3 (1), 2008
Eric Flint: Adventures with a Search Engine. Jim Baen’s Universe 3 (2), 2008
Eric Flint: The Problem is Legal Scarcity, not Illegal Greed. Jim Baen’s Universe 3 (3), 2008
Eric Flint: Foam and Froth and Mighty (Upside-down) Pyramids. Jim Baen’s Universe 3 (4), 2009
Eric Flint: The Internet is Not a Magic Wand. Jim Baen’s Universe 3 (5), 2009

The column series seems to have not been continued.

Eric Flint is a fairly successful sf author. These columns explore the evils of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM, also known as Don’t Read Me).

5 thoughts on “Eric Flint on copyright and DRM

  1. Thanks for the links. in principle. but I can only read half the article w/o subscribing to the magazine. Maybe I will – he’s a good author – but it might be worth mentioning that these aren’t links to full articles here.

    S-

  2. I have no problem reading any of them logged out from the magazine. While most JBU content is indeed subscriber-only, these columns are (as far as I know) intended to be readable by all.

    Note that all of them end in cliffhangers :)

  3. Just checking back in, thanks for clearing that up. Funny how I chose to visit the only bugged article – I have that effect on code too, makes life as a dev fun :)

    Again, thanks for the interesting links. Still pondering the magazine, but that’s a lot closer to a purchase than they were before you posted.

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