Publisher Equates Laptop Theft with Book Indexing

I read Cory’s post about the Google laptop theft on boingboing and I saw red. So I started an internet petition to scare the treeware vendors.
Boycott MacMillan Publishers

The petition is for anyone who’s boycotting MacMillan until the company, and Charkin, offer an official apology for equating a legitimate act of copying with the theft of physical property.

More background on the incident here, here, or here.  The Good Doctor Lessig explains why Charkin’s such an ass here.


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