August 13th, 2013

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Nice piece on how books from mid-20th Century are disappearing

Hat tip to Goldsquare for points me to this piece on how the endless extension of copyright has lead to the decline of books from the mid-20th Century being reprinted. In other words, copyright is having the opposite of the intended effect, it makes books disappear.

This was predictable and was, in fact, predicted. I printed this piece by Keith Lynch on this theme back in November 2006.