July 12, 2001

Library "radicals" targeted in latest copyright battles

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "Gone are the days when a librarian's worst offense was hushing patrons one too
many times.

In this digital age, the custodians of published works are at the center of a global copyright
controversy that casts them as villains simply for doing their job: letting people borrow books
for free.

Their leading opponents are the very people who supply
the books that fill their shelves--the publishers. And now
that the high-stakes battle over copyrights has moved
beyond music and movies to books, librarians are finding
themselves the subject of rhetoric usually reserved for
terrorists or revolutionaries."


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