> This arrangement strikes me as fair. If copyrighted music yields money
> when broadcast by stations and movies yield money when shown publicly,
> I don't see why books that are made available to the public should be
> any different. Right now, in the US, they are treated like public
> sculpture... a freebie.
While it may sound fair, given the fiancial straits of most public
libraries, it would probably finish them off. I know out here n
California--despite the state nearly being bankrupt--raising taxes for
anything seems to be a lost cause.
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