Those of you who read from the 1001 Books list probably also have discovered the incredibly cool spreadsheet and iPad App from Arukiyomi. The publishers of the book series has recently contacted him to tell him that they consider his spreadsheet to be copyright infringement, rather than what it is for most of us, i.e. a way of tracking our obsession with the list, which can then, in turn, lead to a willingness to pay for the fairly pricey book. If you want to save the spreadsheet and ensure it can be updated for the new edition of the book due out this fall, go sign the petition:
And here is the link to the post about the situation on the spreadsheet developer’s blog.