On 03/08/2022 12:49, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote:
A Library Under Attack
The right for libraries to lend books is being threatened. Donate
today to help us continue advancing Universal Access to All Knowledge.
Now more than ever, we need your help, because *the right for
libraries to lend books is under attack*. The Internet Archive is
defending access to knowledge and our ability to serve our patrons—but
unfortunately, fewer than one in a thousand of our users choose to
give. Will you support this crucial online resource
I'm not entirely sure what the issue is here. The statement '*the right
for libraries to lend books is under attack*' is, I think, a trifle
over-broad. Unless I've seriously missed the point, the lawsuit is
aimed at the 'Internet Archive' not all 'libraries'. Yes, the Internet
Archive functions as a library, but not in the same way as the libraries
in most towns and larger villages around the country and the world.
Don't get me wrong; I feel that the Internet Archive is a very useful
resource, and I don't see why the rules for an online library should be
any different to a physical library. However, the money men are around
and smell a profit, so they have become a target.
I'll leave it up to you guys to decide if the Internet Archive warrants
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