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Norway to digitize all Norwegian books, allowing domestic IP addresses to read all of them, irrespective of copyright status

Scandanavia has been a permanent fixture among these parts for their foresight in technology and adapting to a digital age. Norway is next in line to continue the trend. The National Library of Norway has started an ambitious project to digitize every single book by the mid 2020s.

Not only that, but Norway is going to make these books accessible for free to anyone with a domestic IP, regardless of copyrights. It’s yet unclear how the legalities for this will work, particularly with international best-sellers, but Scanadanavia has long been a safe haven for those attempting to bypass copyright law.

“Suddenly, the Norwegians become to 27th-century humans what the Greeks were to the Renaissance.”

via TechDirt