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You terrorist, you!
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- Subject: You terrorist, you!
- From: "Hamaker, Chuck" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 17:38:49 EDT
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Library "radicals" targeted in latest copyright battles By Lisa Bowman http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-201-6545588-0.html "They've got their radical factions, like the Ruby Ridge or Waco types," who want to share all content for free, said Judith Platt, a spokeswoman for the Association of American Publishers. Besides Platt, We are not the enemy," said Miriam M. Nisbet, legislative counsel for the American Library Association's (ALA's) office of government relations. "The mission of libraries is to ensure access," she said. "The nature of copyright is to restrict access. There's a real tension there Even file-swapping service Napster is weighing in on the issue. Company CEO Hank Barry--who has lined up a diverse cast of supporters including singers, hackers and even doctors--is portraying librarians as allies in his fight to promote free file trading. If I buy a book, take care of it, and nobody rips it off, I'll still have it 500 years from now," said Jim Neal, dean of libraries at Johns Hopkins University. "But if I buy an electronic book and don't keep paying for it, it's gone.