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Humble Bundle Supports The EFF With A LEGO eBook Sale (humblebundle.com) 17

The EFF is describing it as "a break for your brain." An anonymous reader writes: Humble Bundle has announced a special "pay what you want" sale for four ebooks about LEGO from No Starch Press, with proceeds going to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or to the charity of your choice. The ebooks include Beautiful LEGO (a compendium of creations by dozens of artists) and Medieval LEGO, which describes and recreates English history in the Middle Ages using LEGO blocks. Contributors who pay more than $8 also receive six more books, including "Forbidden LEGO" a more free-style building guide that one reviewer called "The Anarchist Cookbook of the nursery," as well as "The Cult of LEGO", a tour of the block-building community. And for a $15 donation, contributors receive six more ebooks -- bringing the total to 16 -- including The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book and Steampunk LEGO.
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Humble Bundle Supports The EFF With A LEGO eBook Sale

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  • I'm gonna guess because of oportunity, but the EFF should close deals with publishings regarding electronic law, rights and such for a Humble Bundle, if possible. Maybe security, privacy, hardware and software oriented towards those, stuff like that. LEGO is fine, but no connections there...

    • They should have gotten some games with source code, after all there have been several bundles in the last couple years that offered source and frankly would have been a better fit. eBooks on Lego? What does that have to do with freedom or the EFF?
    • by aliquis ( 678370 )

      I doubt it's the charity which decide.
      Someone wanted to sell their content and Humble bundle was ok with it and maybe matched them with a charity or maybe the seller of the books made the choice of the charity.

      I doubt the charity choose the content providers.

      But I don't see why this is on Slashdot since I buy a lot of Humble bundles and there's always charities and sometimes EFF and those don't make it..

      Who cares really?

      Also some of these books has been before and I paid then so I won't buy it again.

      • by tlhIngan ( 30335 )

        I doubt it's the charity which decide.
        Someone wanted to sell their content and Humble bundle was ok with it and maybe matched them with a charity or maybe the seller of the books made the choice of the charity.

        I doubt the charity choose the content providers.

        Exactly.

        Humble bundles work by having someone approach them wanting to do something. They offer up the goods, which can be software, books, movies, etc, at practically giveaway prices. Likewise, the content owner specifies the charities they want to sup

  • A store which allows you to donate at checkout is not a charity. This bundle is no different from the standard ones that Humble offers: you can choose where your money goes, but by default 15% goes to the charity of the moment, 65% goes to the publisher, and Humble keeps the other 20%. That's more than what they used to keep.

    To their credit, allowing the customer to choose where the money goes is very progressive. But making a donation at checkout is something that many many stores do, my grocery store d
  • LEGOs? Medieval LEGO...really? Are we really that feeble and pathetic? Idiocracy truly was prophetic.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Hmm, my Lego mindstorms robot w/ grafted .457 has locked onto you face, and is currently enroute, Please have fresh batteries when it gets to your front door.

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