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Authors fume as online library “lends” unlimited free books

9 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Sign in front of Middle Country public Library in Centereach, New York, on March 26, 2020. (credit: Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday RM via Getty Images )
For almost a decade, the Internet Archive, an online library best known for its Internet Wayback Machine, has let users "borrow" scanned digital copies of books held in its warehouse. Until recently, users could only check out as many copies as the organization had physical copies. But last week, IA announced it was eliminating that restriction, allowing an unlimited number of users to check out a book simultaneously. IA calls this...
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