Statement from Brewster Kahle, digital librarian of the Internet Archive:“When people want to listen to music they go to Spotify. When people want to study sound recordings as they were originally created, they go to libraries like the Internet Archive. Both are needed. There shouldn’t be conflict here.”
Librarians Are Finding Thousands Of Books No Longer Protected By Copyright Law
Up to 75 percent of books published before 1964 may now be in the public domain, according to researchers at the New York Public Library.