Libraries weigh future of free e-books as publishers sue for limits

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Books are catalogued at the Internet Archive's Physical Archive warehouse in Richmond, Calif.
Tracey Gutierrez catalogs books at the Internet Archive’s Physical Archive warehouse in Richmond, Calif., on July 21, 2011 photo. The mission of the Internet Archive is to provide “universal access to all knowledge” by preserving a physical copy of every book ever written. Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

This week, the Internet Archive appealed a court decision that forced the nonprofit to limit access to some scanned books at the behest of large commercial book publishers. We are joined by a leader at the nonprofit as well as a UW-Milwaukee librarian offering free e-textbooks to students.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Chris Freeland Guest
  • Kristin Woodward Guest

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