My last post about the case Hachette et al., v. Internet Archive was angry. Moved by the compelling testimony author Sandra Cisneros wrote to the court, I was and remain pissed off at those who justify what amounts to enterprise-scale book piracy by dressing it up in the rhetoric of progressive lingo and academic theory. Many amicus briefs, authored by ...

In a recent post entitled What Kind of Writer Accuses Libraries of Stealing?, Maria Bustillos stakes out a wide swath of moral high ground in defense of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL). CDL is a theory that libraries are allowed, within the boundaries of U.S. copyright law, to scan physical copies of legally obtained books and then loan the digital copies ...

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