Internet

Protecting E-books: Looking at Realistic Answers

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The market for e-books is growing exponentially. Since it first became popular in 2008, the e-book market grew by more than 1000% in 2010 and by more than 500% from 2010 to 2013. While the combined categories of print books declined by over 25%, over the same period of time, sales figures reveal that e-book sales in the month of January 2011 alone increased by over 170%! This poses a huge dilemma for publishers: how can the distribution of e-books continue to rise, while preventing them from being spread illegally by the customer? How can e-books be protected with

Technology

Call blocking: A key defence for householders against sales calls

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From busy parents to elderly people living alone, cold callers evoke an entire range of negative feelings including those of inconvenience, annoyance and even distress. According to the independent communications regulator Ofcom there are several avenues of action available to householders, such as contacting the company responsible for the call to inform them that their attention is unwanted, and registering the house number with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) or Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS) in order to stop unsolicited phone calls.  However, though calls made to numbers that are registered with the TPS from UK-based companies are unlawful