Government control of publishing

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As e-books, e-text and digital material appear in recent years, not only the books can be distributed more freely than before, but also the content of the books are getting more uncontrollable. Academic papers can be copied easily which causes plagiarism and harm the benefit of copyrights’ owners. Some of the books may violate the governments’ will or policy. These problems force the government take action to control and regulate the books industry.


  • Copyright issue: Illegal distribution can harms the benefits of copyrights’ owner
  • Plagiarism issue: Academic papers can be copied easily which causes plagiarism
  • Some content of the books may violate governments’ will or policy
  • Legal system is getting mature


  • World wide avocation of democracy
  • Great profit got from publishing on e-books
  • Anti-government people and action
  • Advocation of nonproprietary e-book format by some organization



Lawrence Lessig, a professor of law at Stanford Law School and the author of The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace.


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