The Paper-To-Pixels Workaround Activists Want To Use To Keep Libraries Online

peter.suber's bookmarks 2021-10-18


"Decades after the recording industry decided, however grudgingly, to accept people ripping CDs into digital-music files, librarians have yet to get an equivalent signature on a permission slip to do the same with books. 


But the continued plagues of online disinformation and pandemic-forced closings or cutbacks of library services may breathe more life into a concept called Controlled Digital Lending.

“CDL” is not a format but a framework: After they scan one copy of printed book, libraries can loan one digital copy at a time, using digital-rights-management software to impede readers from duplicating it. ..."


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Date tagged:

10/18/2021, 15:58

Date published:

10/18/2021, 11:58