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It's a real tragedy that more old books haven't been digitized. I wonder to what extent US copyright law has had a chilling effect on digitization.

this[0] has been on HN some time ago, discussing google's effort to digitize a ton of books.

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”

[0] https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/the-t...

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