Would Libraries Exist? Debating copyright at the Canadian Council of Federal Libraries (CFL) Annual

Russell McOrmond writes "On September 14, 2005 there was a panel at the Council of Federal Libraries (CFL) Annual Fall Seminar. The moderator was Steven M/ Cohen from PubSub Concepts Inc. and Librarystuff.net, who BLOGGED the event. I was one of the other participants, and also BLOGGED the event.

Steven asked:

Considering all of the current legal issues surrounding copyright and IP, if libraries didn't theoretically exist until 2005 (so, no libraries up until today), would they be able to get off the ground? Could they thrive?"