Wednesday, August 3, 2011

eBook Piracy and Copyright in the Philippines

Posted by Charles at 11:54 AM
Thursday, January 20, 2011

This past week, the “controversy of the week” happens to be eBook Piracy and Copyright. Troisroyaumes and Jamyee Goh have link round-ups in their corresponding websites.

I’m an author so I do want to get paid for my work, whether it’s print or electronic. However, I live in a country where right across the street, vendors are selling pirated DVDs (the fact that Blu-ray never caught on here--or have yet to--should clue you in as to the living conditions here) so to be naive about piracy is ludicrous. In an ideal world, people would compensate everyone justly but the reality is we don’t live in a fair society, nor is the distribution of wealth equitable. That’s not to justify piracy, but it’s there to shed light as to how the current practices and laws can be unfair.

Having said that, when it comes to the Philippines, I find the idea that authors are complaining about eBook piracy funny. Not because it’s irrelevant, but because there’s bigger fish to fry when it comes to infringement on copyright, at least in this country. The entire university ecosystem subsists on photocopying books and textbooks.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Oxford University Press books in pdf

Oxford University Press book list... same price PhP 20.00 per file :)

For orders, please send email with your name and contact number to

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Routledge books in pdf

Here's the second batch... same price PhP 20.00 per file

Routledge publications

For orders, please send email with your name and contact number to

0203088743.Routledge.Fifty. Key.Jewish.Thinkers.2007.pdf
0203169050.Routledge.Hume.May. 2003.pdf
0203467124.Routledge.Fifty. Major.Thinkers.on.Education. Sep.2001.pdf
0203929861.Routledge. Renaissance.Theory.Jan.2008. pdf
0415002400.Routledge.A. Dictionary.of.Ancient.Near. Eastern.Architecture.Jan.1988. pdf

Monday, July 25, 2011

Other University Presses in pdf

Here is the third batch. Again, PhP 20.00 per file.

I'm still consolidating my anthropology and archaeology e-books, along with Michel Foucault books. I'll post them as soon as i'm done. Thanks

Other university presses

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0226282538.University.Of. Chicago.Press.The.Second. Scientific.American.Book.of. Mathematical.Puzzles.and. Diversions.Aug.1987.pdf
0226299570.University.Of. Chicago.Press.Corruption.and. Reform.Lessons.from.Americas. Economic.History.Apr.2006.pdf
0226313379.University.Of. Chicago.Press.Fins.into.Limbs. Evolution.Development.and. Transformation.Feb.2007.pdf
0226317943.University.Of. Chicago.Press.Globalization. and.Poverty.Apr.2007.pdf
0226450589.University.Of. Chicago.Press.Selective. the.Construction. Commemoration.and. Consecration.of.National. Pasts.Feb.2008.pdf

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Med Textbooks

College Medicine Textbooks in CHM format

PhP 20.00 din lang bawat file!!!

For orders, please send email with your name and contact number to

(Lange)Review of Medical Physiology_22ed(Ganong).CHM
0071443193_Current Diagnosis and Treatment - Emergency Medicine (McGraw-Hill, 2008).CHM
0071461531_Current Diagnosis & Treatment In Family Medicine, 1Rst Ed (2007).chm
0071494308_Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2008.CHM
0323041353 - Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2008_ Instant Diagnosis and Treatment.CHM

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gateway Cineplex Cubao (3D Movies)

FYI lang sa lahat ng mahilig manood ng 3D movies sa gateway cubao:

may option kayo not to get the "complimentary" / "free" popcorn and drinks, if you opt not to, you would be paying PhP 70.00 LESS sa ticket price.

kung insist naman nila na you still have to pay for the popcorn and drinks, kindly ask them to issue a receipt specific to the food items purchased.

madalas wala silang resibo, and this is in violation of BIR policies. demand official receipts for every purchase made :)

i work outside the "system" and let's just call this my consumer advocacy hehehe