Originally Posted by taustin
If you assume (with good reason) that there will be very, very few in-copyright works for which permission will be given, how is that different from Project Gutenberg, again?
Gutenberg.org has 42,000 corrected scans.
This sounds to me more like archive.org, which has 4.4 million scans, virtually all uncorrected.
In addition, the Digital Public Library of America says they will have links to reproductions of art works and manuscripts.
It seems a bit strange to me that they tie themselves, in their name, to a particular nation (America).
How about a Digital Public Library of the Seychelles (Life + 25)? It it would be illegal to download those books unless you were there. But it's supposed to be a good vacation spot