Copyright Law And The New Library Of Alexandria

Law360, New York (March 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Constructed in the early 3rd century BCE, the Royal Library of Alexandria, Egypt came to hold tens of thousands of manuscripts in its ten great halls. The great library, destroyed by fire or war centuries after its creation, has come to symbolize wisdom, knowledge, information and the accumulated genius of the Hellenic peoples who created it. Two thousand years later, mankind is creating a virtual Library of Alexandria—a digitized collection of countless works of art including books, music, images, videos and more. Only one obstacle threatens...
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