Jul 16 2008
The current copyright protection allows for libraries to copy “a work in their collections that is damaged, deteriorating, lost or stolen or whose format has become obsolete” three times. As Ars Technica notes, this means that no copying can be done until destruction or damage is actually underway. The Library of Congress has noted in a new 200 page report that the current state of the law is hampering archiving abilities and offers recommendations for change. Ars is doubtful that Congress is very interested in this issue.