If Libraries Didn’t Exist, Would Publishers Be Trying To Kill Book Lending?

Techdirt- “Against the background of today’s war on sharing, exemplified by SOPA and PIPA, traditional libraries underline an inconvenient truth: allowing people to share things – principally books in the case of libraries – does not lead to the collapse of the industry trying to sell those same things. But publishers really don’t seem to have learned that lesson, judging by this article in the New York Times about the nonsensical attitude they have to libraries lending out ebooks:”

One Response to “If Libraries Didn’t Exist, Would Publishers Be Trying To Kill Book Lending?”

  1. Larry Suttles
    January 9, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    Hello,

    Interesting topic indeed. I do believe that book lending would still exist in some fashion as it’s one of few means for enter city folks to keep their minds sparked.

    Well done.

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