The BookLiberator.

UPDATE - 9 March 2011

Please see the Ion BookSaver, which uses basically the same design as the BookLiberator but will be available at a cheaper price and sooner.  You can read more about it in Ion's press release.

We have no affiliation with Ion and receive no compensation for mentioning their product -- we just want affordable book digitizers to be in the hands of as many book owners as possible, and Ion's product now looks like the best way to achieve that.  We have suspended work on production of the BookLiberator, while we wait to see how Ion's BookSaver is received in the market.

We had great attendance at our vendor table at the HOPE conference this weekend, where the BookLiberator prototypes attracted a tremendous amount of interest (even getting an excellent writeup on


BookLiberator (one hand lifting)

The BookLiberator is an affordable personal book digitizer. Working with Ian Sullivan and James Vasile, who came up with the design, we've just finalized the hardware setup and are now proceeding to manufacturing. We want to have them for sale at our online store as soon as possible; we're aiming for a price of appx $120 for the kit plus around $200 for the pair of cameras (many customers will already have consumer-grade digital cameras, so we'll offer the BookLiberator with and without).

What does the BookLiberator have to do with reframing copyright?

CopySouth Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, coming up!

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Third CopySouth Workshop

International Conference on Copyright Issues

The CopySouth Research Group is holding a conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the end of June.

The CSRG is the source of the wonderful Copy/South Dossier and the Alternative Primer on National and International Copyright Law, which we've written about here before.  Here's their announcement about the conference...

The CopySouth Research Group (CSRG) invites you to attend and join in the debates at its three day international conference on copyright to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the end of June.


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