A book published during the presidency of Chester A. Arthur has a greater chance of being in print today than one published during the time of Reagan.

The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Atlantic (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

This is true. And we have the constant extensions of copyright terms by Congress to thank for this. Next time that Congress might extend terms AGAIN is 2017/2018. Resist.

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