Guerrilla librarians free the $86k Library of Congress copyright database

So a week ago I posted on this great letter that some folks had sent to the Register of US Copyrights.. Look what happened!!

Posted by Cory Doctorow, September 30, 2007
Carl sez, “A couple of weeks ago, we wrote to Marybeth Peters, the Register of U.S. Copyrights, to ask why the copyright database had a copyright, and why it cost $86,000. On Friday, the Library of Congress blogged the issue, and dismissed the whole thing as a ”blogospheric brouhaha.” Well, the Library of Commerce can diss our distinguished signatories all they want, but lucky thing is these are all public records, and we”re making all 21 million of them available for download.” Link (Thanks, Carl!)

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