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Mygazines, because Magster.com was taken?

Mygazines.com is an interesting idea. Currently in beta, it’s designed to let anyone upload any magazine or magazine article, and then share the content, using the familiar elements of content-based social networking sites (or, more accurately, the social networking elements of content-based sites).

The site unfortunately has little information about itself, so I don’t know what they think they’re going to do about the obvious copyright issues. The existing content includes the magazines’ ads, so maybe the site hopes publishers will see some benefit in being scanned ‘n’ read. (As an example, here’s a link to the complete contents of the current issue of The New Yorker.)

While the tool for reading is pretty slick, the process of posting to enable said slickness seems pretty onerous.

I’m interested to see what becomes of it… [Tags: ]

3 Responses to “Mygazines, because Magster.com was taken?”

  1. very interesting

    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS262541+29-Jul-2008+MW20080729

  2. yeah. This website caught my eye. But i was curious to know how they were getting accesss to digital magazines. When i see the likes of espn magazine on their site i was sure that the was going to be a great new social networking site as it was backed by great content, presumably by the owners of the magazines.

    Turns out that they dont have premission. I am curious to find it might not be around for too long. MPA launched legal action today.

    http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticleHomePage&art_aid=87728

  3. Also http://www.digi-zines.com. Legal web mags there. Some very good ones though


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