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Licensing-Based Solution to Mass Copying Would Be “Win for All”

AG executive director Mary Rasenberger advanced a licensing-based solution to the legal problems inherent in mass digitization projects like Google Books in an Information Today article written by Corilee Christou. An extended collective license for out-of-print books, Rasenberger told the paper, “[is] a win for all. The Public gets access to the entirety of these immensely valuable works of science and imagination—not just the snippets offered by Google. Authors get access to a much-needed revenue stream in an era where fair pay is harder to come by than ever. Libraries and other institutions get to reap the benefits of digitizing their collections and more effectively filling their missions in the digital era.”

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