Amazon buys rights to use British Library’s Bibliographic info
From the article:
“The deal gives Amazon the right to use the British Library’s bibliographic catalogue, which contains 2.55 million books. Crucially it includes 1.7 million produced before the introduction in 1970 of the International Standard Book Number (ISBN), a 10-character code that uniquely identifies any modern book.
Amazon will open a new online market where buyers and sellers can strike deals for some of the world’s most expensive literary creations. ”
Story originally from BoingBoing.