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Authors angered after NPR advises their followers to pirate books




  • In a now deleted Tweet NPR suggested that those unable to go to the library check out the Internet Archive which operates the site Open Library dedicated to scanning books and making them available to its members

  • However as Chuck Wendig pointed out the Open Library, in addition to sharing books in the public domain, have also scanned copies of books where the copyright is still active

  • When readers attacked Wendig for being upset that material was being stolen other authors stepped up to explain how libraries boost sales, how the author retains copyright for books that have fallen out of print or are even published before 2000 (op note: JFC) and how most authors, even semi-famous published ones, are broke so you probably should try to pay for their books











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