(I’ve always liked Will Manley’s sunday posts in the past, so now I’m going to steal the idea of asking a weekly philosophic question of the library community. YOINK!)
Ok, be honest: have you ever looked at a patron checking out the maximum number of audio CDs (either music or books) and thought to yourself, “That person is just going to go home and rip them into iTunes or burn them onto CDs”?
[raises his hand] I know I have!
But when it comes to people borrowing movies or books, the thought never crosses my mind. Even though we are now in the age of DVD and Blu Ray copyright crackers and the home photocopying machines, I don’t think that a person taking out the maximum number of movies is going home to copy them.
Is this just me? Is it just the history of music and computers has followed a different path? What do you think?