Pirates for Parliament! (Again!)

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Now that I’m FAIRLY certain this is not a joke…………………………… This week, the new generation of creators and fans alike got some amazing news: another hero has volunteered to carry our voice into the halls of government. The grey-haired old guard in suits cannot ignore the internet generation much longer: Peter Sunde, founder of the… Read more »

Uncle Sam Wants YOU To Care…….. About APATHY!

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This is a last minute plug for one of my fellow Public Domain creator’s project in the Looking@Democracy challenge that ends in THREE DAYS! Looking@Democracy is a contest for creative commentaries on American democracy. My friend Zacqary Adam Green entered the contest to illustrate the frustrating “user interface” of democracy…………. with an actual frustrating user interface in his game Apathy. … Read more »

How to Pronounce TUEBL

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Things have been dark lately! The heavy politics, pirate-chasing, and profit talk are tiring. How about a break? Yeah, I could use one, too. So instead of doom and gloom, today I bring you…….. A Tutorial! Specifically, a how-to on TUEBL. Or at least, on TUEBL’s pronunciation! Pronunciation is hard in Internetland, where the written word rules…. Read more »

Writers, Writing, and Getting Paid – Reblog: “The Great Release”

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LISTEN to this! A recent playwright’s post displays a beautiful illustration of the plight that many, many writers face as they fight to keep a tight hold on their work. Read the whole damn thing. “Let’s explore this idea that “giving away” my scripts devalues them. My plays are valueless, as long as they sit in a drawer…………………. Read more »

Why the Pitchforks and Torches?

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Last week we answered the question once and for all, Is TUEBL legal? with a decisive YES! But on Friday, we heard from a pro-copyright author who still thinks we’re all dirty rotton thieves. The fact remains that, despite efforts to serve both the writer and reader communities, our little library attracts the occasional hysterical mob…. Read more »

TONIGHT: Librarian-In-Chief Travis McCrea on AnonPlus Radio

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TONIGHT at 9PM EST: TUEBL’s very own librarian will be debating pro-copyright author Charles Sheehan Miles on AnonPlus Radio. For those who aren’t familiar with the rivalry, here’s the gist of it…………. Background Charles Sheehan Miles is the author of several novels and a handful of short stories. Earlier this year, on his blog Side Views,… Read more »

Is TUEBL legal?

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Is TUEBL legal? It’s a common question about our friendly neighborhood ebook library. And fair enough. If something is awesome enough, there’s probably a law against it. So let’s answer it once and for all with a resounding YES. Under the current admins, TUEBL has always had a DMCA takedown process, which means it falls solidly… Read more »

The Madness of Internet Legislation

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With the flood of #CISPA-related noisemaking quieting down, I’d like to remind you – yes YOU writers, readers, and netizen friends – why you should still care about what’s happening in Congress right now. Regardless of where this particular piece of legislation ends up, the atmosphere of an internet-phobic government poses a very real danger to all… Read more »

Hello Again, World! (aka “I Need Your Help!”)

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HELLO (AGAIN) BLOGOSPHERE! *Hugs* to both my new TUEBLovers and my old Cheapass readers! This blog has been quiet! Before the TUEBL transformation and the CISPA call-to-arms, it was almost a MONTH since the last post o_O I was off wandering the 3D world a while. But don’t worry! This prodigal netizen has come back to… Read more »

Hey TUEBLovers, Welcome to Cheapass Fiction!

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Hi there! I’m Aelius. I write. I’m also an avid TUEBL fan. You know that Facebook page everyone checks for the latest library news/panic/oh-my-god-where-is-TUEBL moments? I made that. After false DMCA takedowns (sent to Facebook…….. where exactly zero books are kept o_O ) forced the official page offline, I wanted to make sure that readers and… Read more »