Title: From Sony Librie to Sony Reader and iLiad: the beginning of the end? Legal implications surrounding the eBook debate, Sony Reader and iLiad

Authors: Dinusha Mendis

Addresses: Centre for Law, Information and Converging Technologies (CLICT), University of Central Lancashire, UK

Abstract: The Sony Reader and iLiad – the latest eBook Reader devices – have created a furore in the world of intellectual property and information technology law. This paper will initially re-address the longstanding eBook debate and address the more complicated legal issues arising from these latest devices with particular reference being made to the Sony Reader. Since plenty of attention has been lavished on the music industry and online digital music distribution it is the aim to explore a relatively unexplored area of the eBook Reader and the |paperless word| and the legal challenges faced by the eBook industry.

Keywords: mobile technology; intellectual property rights; IPR; digital rights management; e-books; open access; e-book readers; information technology law.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2008.019340

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.180 - 192

Published online: 07 Jul 2008 *

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