Books are good!
“The Only Books You’ll Ever Need” says a large sign in front of an Apple Store. There are no books, only computers.
I hate to say this, but Apple screwed up on this one.
Yes, I like my computer. Yes, I am thrilled at the Internet’s usability.
But many books that I would like to have available are not and may never be available on the web. Certainly those with fairly recent copyrights won’t be out there.
Get a grip.
And for students, the books they’re assigned in Am Lit should still have half their books copyrighted, unless they’re doing a two semester class and the first semester is pre-Civil War stuff. Most high school reading books are modern enough to be copyrighted as well.