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Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 21:19:52 -0500
From: Jonathan Bober
To: Ruben I Safir
Subject: Re: [hangout] nyu dental school vitalbooks dvd
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According to the story, half the copyright is owned by one publishing
company and the other half by another, or something like that. NYU has
gotten half of it for the life of the media, or the student, or
something like that, I guess.
And two questions -
The data is encrypted, obviously. How is this done? Is it Windows-only
software that allows the DVD to be viewed? Is it Adobe Acrobat
encryption? Is there some sort of Windows XP-like registration process
that will disable certain parts at the whim of the publishing company,
or are disabling dates built into the DVD?
And, were you working there when the decision was made to go forward
with Vital Books? If so, was anyone in the Dental School tech
department consulted on the matter?
On Tue, 23 Apr 2002 22:10:26 -0400
Ruben I Safir wrote:
> The students didn't protest, and they genuinely dislike the media.
> It forces them to buy books they don't want, and how can 1/2 remain
> for life.
> It should ALL remain for life....period.
> And it shouldn't be encrypted.
> Which half goes out?
> On 2002.04.23 18:44 Jonathan Bober wrote:
> > A new story on the Vital Book DVD...
> > http://www.washingtonsquarenews.com/getstory.php?id=20003044
> > "One year after the NYU College of Dentistry announced that new
> > students would be required to purchase a DVD that replaces all
> > textbooks, students and faculty have received the new technology
> > with mixed feelings.
> > The DVD, known as the Vital Book, contains a student?s entire
> > four-year curriculum, including 161 textbooks, course syllabi,
> > handouts, lecture notes, slide presentations, video clips, a clinic
> > manual, internally created material and other reference materials.
> > The material is searchable, giving users the opportunity to research
> > efficiently.
> > Last year, students and faculty protested the DVD because it was
> > supposed to expire after each semester. However, now the DVD does
> > not expire, and students can keep at least half of the information
> > for life.
> > [...]"
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