Aren't libraries just giant file-sharing administrators? The "files" being books, magazines, videos, CDs, newspapers, etc.
Why don't publishers of these particular articles of information "go after" libraries for distributing their materials? Don't these lending institutions cut into the potential profits of these giant producing corporations? I don't have to go buy a book- I can just check it out, read it, and return it. Same with music, periodicals or newspapers.
And yet if I do the same thing on the internet, I might potentially be breaking the law.
There must be a reason. I don't get it.