Norway digitizes norwegian Books. All of them.

Die norwegische Staatsbibliothek will alle – ALLE! – Bücher in norwegischer Sprache digitalisieren und frei zugänglich machen, unabhängig von Urheberrechten. Die Option des Downloads gibt es allerdings nur für gemeinfreie Werke und das ganze Angebot gilt nur für norwegische IP-Adressen. Und so schnell wird man das urheberrechtstechnisch progressivste Land der Welt. Bravo!

The National Library of Norway is planning to digitize all the books by the mid 2020s.

Yes. All. The. Books. In Norwegian, at least. Hundreds of thousands of them. Every book in the library's holdings.

By law, "all published content, in all media, [must] be deposited with the National Library of Norway," so when the library is finished scanning, the entire record of a people's language and literature will be machine-readable and sitting in whatever we call the cloud in 15 years.

If you happen to be in Norway, as measured by your IP address, you will be able to access all 20th-century works, even those still under copyright. Non-copyrighted works from all time periods will be available for download.

Norway Decided to Digitize All the Norwegian Books (via Techdirt)