Thursday, March 1, 2007

E-Books, the legal kind

In College, I started using the Internet with regularity. One of the first things I found that I really likes was Project Gutenberg, an online archive of Public Domain literature that was constantly growing.

Well, in October 2003, they reached the 10,000 mark for online books.

In honor of this occasion, I have put together this brief listing of online literature sites. All of these sites are legal, offering up licensed or Public Domain content. The Granddaddy of them all, and probably the largest collection of electronic texts outside the CIA or FBI. The Austrailian branch of Prject Gutenberg. It contains a number of files that were removed from the United States public domain by a controversial US copyright extension. Keep in mind that it is a violation of copyright law to download these files in the US, but legal in countries that don't recognize US copyright laws. A "Proof of concept" site by Baen Books. they've taken some of the books they pubish and put them online in several formats with "no strings attached." I've read a few of tehir books, and recomend Black on Black by K. D. Wentworth Programming language theory texts online

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