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On the one hand, then, by conceding copyright society declares that it holds individual creativity in high respect—every member of society can dream of one day benefiting from copyright, of transforming genius into money—but by the same token it draws the author into a bourgeois mentality where writing is a job with an income; the writer now has an investment in stable markets and attentive policing. Tim Parks, “Does Copyright Matter?” (NYRblog)
This isn’t about freeloaders and pirates. This is about some of the fundamental principles of education. The Biggest ‘Pirates’ And ‘Freeloaders’ Of Them All? College Professors And Librarians | Techdirt (via arlpolicynotes)
So, were Google permitted to provide complete online access to all the world’s books, in their entirety, the gain in access might more than offset the loss in authors’ royalties.
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