How copyright destroys the bookmarket

July 31, 2013 // Tagged in: Books, copyright

Copyright, in essence, seems like a good thing. But when it comes to books, a new study shows that copyright seems to have drastically curbed availability of books authored during the middle of the last century.

Shortly after works are created and proprietized, they tend to disappear from public view only to reappear in significantly increased numbers when they fall into the public domain and lose their owners.

Read the whole thing here, it’s fascinating and sad, for authors and readers alike.