Michael Geist is up to part five in a landmark series on how the publication industry has been misleading lawmakers about the state of educational publishing in this country. He covers:
- the legal effect of the 2012 reforms
- the wildly exaggerated suggestion of 600 million uncompensated copies each year.
- the significant decline in book copying as part of coursepack materials
- the gradual abandonment of print coursepacks in favour of digital course management systems (CMS)
- the massive education investment in and shift to e-book licensing.
I find it interesting that you can create a five-part series based on misrepresentations made by the publishing industry, but I am sadly not surprised.