Well, you could also make the argument that everytime a book is
borrowed from a library, the author has the opportunity to make a new
fan who could potentially buy more of that author's works in the
future, or recommend the book to other readers, who might then
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jacquesdebierue"
> --- In email@example.com, Karin Montin <kmontin@> wrote:
> > Not having read Constantine's argument, I guess I can't really rebut
> it. I would like to say, though, that I find it hard to believe that
> anyone who loves reading could make a convincing case against free
> public libraries on principle.
> Constantine makes the argument on a very basic principle that makes
> sense to him as an author: he considers he is getting screwed!
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