Apparently the bookstore at Harvard considers ISBNs to be its intellectual property. (via hbook)
The propriety of visiting bookstores primarily to gather data for your web book selling service is somewhat questionable (if understandable) but the "intellectual property" claim is baffling. Shouldn't you have to create something to claim that it's your intellectual property? (I don't recall the Harvard bookstore developing ISBNs...)
Also, Harvard professors (or their TAs) don't put the ISBNs on the syllabi? Or Harvard students can figure out how to translate the citation of a book into the right edition at an online bookseller?
Largehearted boy with another internet public service: links to free mp3s and streams of new albums on sale today "try before you buy"
Catbird Records had a sale for a few hours and a few less things on super sale now, but still very affordable and nice to hold in your hands.