"So, were Google permitted to provide complete online access to all the world’s books, in their entirety, the gain in access might more than offset the loss in authors’ royalties."

Judge Richard Posner, the most revered jurist of his generation*, would get laughed out of most rooms in Washington, D.C., for proposing this kind of radical reform of copyright. (via arlpolicynotes)

*Your LJ tumblrer is not an expert on revered jurists, but it’s worth noting that Posner is “the most cited legal scholar of the 20th century.”

(via libraryjournal)

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