In case you haven’t seen it, there is a new site organizing a boycott of HarperCollins. Conversations about this have popped up on Twitter, Facebook and in the comments of my original post about the HarperCollines Fiasco, so I thought I’d provide a venue for discussion just about this issue.
I’m inclined to agree with Toby Greenwalt on this one
But I would argue that the picket line isn’t the place for this battle. Rather, I think we need to take this struggle to the boardroom.
I’m concerned that boycotting now may make us look hysterical or irrational, not an image we want to take to a negotiation. There may come a time when boycotting is the way to go, I’m just not sure its now.
But I want to know what you think. Should we be boycotting? If not now, when? What should we be doing?
- The eBook User’s Bill of Rights #hcod #ebookrights
- Publishing Industry Forces OverDrive and Other Library eBook Vendors to Take a Giant Step Back
- Terms of Service on Our Terms
More Thoughts on the Boycott:
- Boycott? Bad idea. | reverse snowglobe
- HCOD, eBook User Bill of Rights and Math | SarahGlassmeyer(dot)com
- On Boycotts and Readers’ RightsLoose Cannon Librarian |
- How to Protest HarperCollins at Your Own Comfort Level
- Will You Join the HarperCollins Boycott?
- HarperCollins Boycott Launched Over Library eBook Policy