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Open Minds Podcast: Lila Bailey of the Internet Archive

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We’ve got a new episode of our podcast to share. On today’s episode of Open Minds … from Creative Commons, I talk to Lila Bailey. She’s the policy counsel (i.e. the lead lawyer) for the Internet Archive, the nonprofit digital library that makes millions of books, movies, websites, and other cultural works available for free to the public.

Lila Bailey photo by Joi Ito (CC BY 2.0)

Lila’s made it her mission to use policy and technology to democratize access to culture and knowledge. She’s a vocal advocate for libraries and archives—and the people they serve. Earlier in Lila’s career, she worked at Creative Commons, where she and I were colleagues.

In our conversation, Lila talks about what the Internet Archive does, and how her role there works. We also discuss digital lending, the Archive’s National Emergency Library project (and the publishing industry’s response to it), and our shared concern about the “platformization” of content that cannot be archived for posterity.

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Posted 15 April 2021