28 posts • joined Wednesday 24th September 2008 12:59 GMT
Easy answer then
They should be defined as tax resident both in Ireland and the US and taxed by both (retrospectively) and until such time as they put a rational tax arrangement in place of this sham.
Since when do Amazon pay authors?
If an author self-publishes on Amazon they keep 70% of the price they set, which is more per copy than they'd get from a publisher.
If an author is published in the traditional fashion, they get the percentage of whatever the publisher sells the book to Amazon for, and what Amazon retails the book for makes no difference to what they get paid.
More to the point, could it give the question to the ultimate answer?
Just what the world needs - another patent troll.
Annoying as it is you can't blame Amazon for region locks, it's the dead tree publishers who haven't woken up to the fact that parcelling ebook rights out on geographical lines makes no sense whatsoever, and just pushes people towards cracked downloads.
It would be nice if these idiots actually looked outside their little cartels and noticed that this hasn't worked for the music and film industries, but that's probably too much to ask.
Too close in spirit to the original??
Possibly not close enough for my liking.
I'm going to be trying my best to avoid using the 3rd-person cover system and takedowns, but it looks like at least they've got a lot closer to Deus Ex than Invisible War did.
Only one thing I can say to this
Playmobil or it didn't happen
I'm not remotely interested in buying an iWhatever, but I'd like to know whether the books sold on iTunes are going to use standard epub DRM so I can buy them for my Sony reader, as they'll probably have a better selection available than most of the UK booksellers.
Could be IP problems with this
'The program has no upfront cost, but there is a $100 fee you can pay when exiting. '
Vince Sabio created the unsubscription fee back in 1996, I think Microsoft may be due to pay him for use of the concept :)
Well 1984 and Animal Farm are only still in copyright in the United States of Disney, anywhere with a sensible length of copyright Orwell's work has been in the public domain for some time.
And yes, reform of copyright is badly needed, to stop US corporations locking up all of the world's content until the heat-death of the universe.
Re: Why is $200 a challenge?
"Furthermore, most readers, even the Sony is tied to an online store"
What gives you that impression? I can get .lrf ebooks from just about any online book store for my PRS-505, and if I can't find a book in the format I want it's easy enough to get another format (except maybe .mobi) strip any drm and convert it to .lrf or BBeB to load onto my reader.
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