The least sexy thing about book publishing is rights and licensing, and yet that's exactly where some of the most important innovations in the spread of knowledge are happening. In this one-minute summary, Arthur Attwell presents the key challenge for publishing today: quick, easy licences, and why they matter.
This video was produced for a TED talk application. Arthur Attwell is founder and CEO of Paperight, co-founder of Electric Book Works, and a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow (arthurattwell.com)
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