North Carolina Libraries, Vol 62, No 1 (2004)

Books and Beyond

Walt Crawford


For the handful of you who read Cites & Insights or my columns [in
American Libraries], maybe I should begin by noting the topics that I’m not going to talk about today. Filtering, censorware, CIPA: not on the agenda. Personal computing: certainly not directly. Copy protection, the imbalance in copyright, and the bizarre attitudes of Big Media: not directly—but it’s impossible to discuss the future of books and libraries without some mention of copyright and the public domain.

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