One of the many absurdities of capitalism in our technologically advanced world: I have to borrow an eBook from the library and return it so others can borrow it
@dualhammers That makes zero sense!
Your capitalist IP laws at work.
It makes a lot of sense in the framework of capitalism: the library doesn't want to interfere with the author/publisher's ability to make money off of the work.
What doesn't make sense is why that is still such a problem in our modern society of productive abundance. More houses than homeless here in the U.S. Work shouldn't need to be commodified first and foremost
@dualhammers I hate that publishers do this. I remember a while back reading about how Tor and other book publishers were going to start withholding new books from libraries for 1-3 months in order to maximize profits before letting folks get them “for free.”
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