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 A nest of piracy - aka a LIBRARY2002-11-27 22:29
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Jon Udell says: "I was shocked to discover a nest of pirates yesterday, operating brazenly right here in my hometown. They were gathered in a large nondescript building, reading and talking quietly and in some cases listening to music. Some kind of social club, perhaps? Yes, but with a profoundly subversive theme: "sharing" content. This establishment houses large collections of books, magazines, audiotapes, videotapes, CDs, DVDs. And it "shares" these with its patrons. I watched in amazement as people left the building carrying armloads of these content assets, which they "borrow" without paying a nickel to the copyright holders. It's frightening, really. Who knew?"

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27 Nov 2002 @ 23:17 by ashanti : Heh.
Yep, that about sums up the new mentality. WIPO, TRIPPS, and so on - if they have their way, libraries will be the most subversive places in the world.....  

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