Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Copyright is dead"

...or so said a public library director at ALLA last month during Jason Griffey's presentation.

I was still thinking about that when a student told me she started reading The Fault in Our Stars online, only to find it had "disappeared."

Then I read this brilliant piece, which nails how so many of us, and our patrons, are living -- "How many times a day do you violate copyright and not even think about it?"

If you want more proof that we librarians are clinging to a relic of outdated system, check out
David Lee King's nefarious ideas.

Seriously, our patrons don't care about copyright. Does caring about it mean we won't be meeting their information needs?

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