On 03/08/2022 14:11, Terry Coles wrote:
I think the problem is that this legal action could just as easily be
applied to any library - if the Internet Archive loses, it may set a
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 your support.
Seems fair. Just to clarify, I wasn't intending to peer pressure anyone
into donating - I just thought I should make people aware of this if
they weren't already, in case they want to donate :)
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