Today, I want to spotlight the Internet Archive and its fight for the libraries' right for digital lending, something that is at risk right now. In a nutshell, as the Fight for the Future's page on the situation says, major publishers don't allow libraries to purchase permanent digital copies of their books - the given only option being renting the digital copies for high fees, meaning that things like censorship are veritable risks - forcing libraries to instead scan physical books so they can be loaned digitally while the physical copy is kept in storage and the digital copy's loaning is limited to just one file per book - a practice known as Controlled Digital Lending. The nonprofit Internet Archive and more traditional libraries like the Boston Public Library preserve their books digitally this way. The publishers sued the Internet Archive for doing this and on March 24th, a lower court judge ruled in the publishers' favor, which puts not just the Internet Archive but libraries like the aforementioned Boston Public Library at risk as well.
My literature-related posts
FFM 2022 31: Another Phone Number
In the lull of the lunch break, Levi slipped a folded piece of paper to Raiyo.
FFM 2022 30: Bears VS Zombies 2 – Time Loop
"And that's why we should do this my way." A feeling of deja vu made its home in my gut. "Why does it feel like we've done this before?"
FFM 2022 29: A Lack of Questioning
Raiyo did not know what to make of Levi's lack of questioning when they met at work the next time.
FFM 2022 28: Enemies Ahead
Morgan unsheathed his sword. "We can beat them if we ambush them."
FFM 2022 27: After Vengeance
Scarlet knew that she was unwanted before she understood anything else about the world around her, even the cruel words that were used of her.
FFM 2022 26: A Pairless Glove
Akira tries to tell himself that everything, including Akechi, will be okay. If only he believed it too.
FFM 2022 25: Scarlet
"I am Scarlet and I know what you are doing."
FFM 2022 24: Determination
There were less and less griffins and pegasi flying around each year. Jaden said that apparently they were endangered in the wild due to poaching.
FFM 2022 23: Seeker of Friends
Haru looked up from his work when he spotted a new customer sitting down at his cart. "What can I serve you?"