Büge wrote:Internet Archive ends the National Emergency Library after book publishers filed a suit against it
I blame Chuck Wendig.
My understanding is that he had nothing to do with the lawsuits, but had tweeted about the national emergency library being piracy as a joke and now has gotten sufficiently buried under death threats that he's privated his Twitter. Not sure if you were aware of that but given that context it's less funny.
Edit: did some research and the "piracy!" tweet may have been what alerted other authors to the existence of the library. Still not worth death threats.
I'm skeptical of the assumption that the publishers never would have found out about it if not for Chuck Wendig. The copyright industries have been sharpening their knives looking for a chance to take on the Internet Archive for years, and this was it.
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