• kboy101222@sh.itjust.works
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      28 days ago

      They’re in horrible legal ground. What they did was illegal (though not necessarily wrong), but now they’re risking dying on this hill, which will cause people to lose a valuable service. They need to surrender the hill before it’s too late, if it’s not too late already

      • jet@hackertalks.com
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        28 days ago

        Yeah. When I heard what they were doing with the library stuff. I thought that was such a weird hill to die on.

        Like how could any lawyer tell them they had a chance in hell of breaking copyright law at scale, because of the pandemic?

        And they didn’t create a new organization to do this very legally risky thing, they did it under their normal organization not some LLC. Crazy

  • The Doctor@beehaw.org
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    27 days ago

    Trying to kill the Internet Archive would set just the precedent publishers want to kill community libraries.

    I’d be surprised if the big publishers didn’t try setting up their own pay-for-access libraries in a few years.

  • deFrisselle@lemmy.sdf.org
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    27 days ago

    Should be allowed as many physical copies as the library has, as long as the amount lent out does not exceed the physical number of copies So, both physical and digital could be lent within that number of physical copies

    Seems odd that I can share digital items in my Steam Library but Book Libraries can’t Publishers of every kind have never liked lending or the secondary market