Would you be shocked if I told you that the extensions to copyright law …

….have reduced everyone’s access to the books that are subject to the extensions? I hope not – while there may be some benefit to living artists, I continue to believe that as a whole, this is such a huge net negative for civilization (and no, I’m not being overly dramatic) that we should be out in the streets throwing bricks around. Here’s a great piece on the atlantic that has a graph that captures everything you need to know – a whole era’s literature is falling into a black hole.

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