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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Essay that is mostly an overview of the three issues listed in the title (Strong Copyright, DRM and Net Neutrality) with some discussion of their impact on libraries in the last section. The conclusion, as the title suggests, is that these three things would be bad for libraries. "What may be every publisher/vendor's dream, may be every library's nightmare. Aside from a potential surge of publisher/vendor-specific access licensing options and fees, libraries may also have to contend with publisher/vendor-specific DRM technical solutions..."

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2024 04:49 a.m.

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