Libraries and Archivists Are Scanning and Uploading Books That Are Secretly in the Public Domain

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Copyright laws should be renamed “middleman perpetuation laws”. If it’s desired to ‘protect creators’ **then restrict copyrights to the creators**; no more ‘assigning of rights’ to non-productive parasites.

txstoploss

Can’t open the article at work. How can some work be secret and in the public domain?

Beanyurza

To really rub it in they should then upload them to SciHub. 😉

archontwo

Is this just for books published in the US, or are books published in the EU less restrictive?

spainguy