Was the Defeat of Internet Archive a Win for Society and Authors, or just Publishers

The Week tries to explain the political atmosphere surrounding publishers, libraries, and eBook lending in the aftermath of a recent legal defeat of the Internet Archive free online digital library.

The concerns of authors and indie publishers are genuine enough, and deserve consideration; however, the historically hostile relationship that big legacy publishers have fostered with public libraries for resisting their predatory pricing colors underlying motives, and dampens the fanfare regarding a win for “authors, publishers, and creative markets in a global society.”

We cannot forget the Big 5’s eBook War on public libraries that started in 2019. (And continues in the background to this day.)

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