By Edward Nawotka
Today’s feature looks at some of the copyright and compensation issues surrounding the publication of the book Tweets from Tahrir, a collection of tweets that has been collated, edited and expected to be published shortly by OR Books in the United States.
The issue is complicated and has implications for how publishers will treat social media contributions that are incorporated into books in the future. In many ways, it is setting a precedent. Based on your reading of our story, do you think the tweeters should be compensated for their contributions in the book? What other issues do you anticipate OR Books and those who follow them will face in the future?
Let us know what you think in the comments.