Like, if the ESA truly thinks that public libraries will somehow become abandonware arcades overnight if given a DMCA exemption, why not just get out ahead of things and create a shi(tier) version of Stadia that only libraries can buy into for an exploitative institutional rate plus a per-stream flat fee, then send bullying emails out directly to patrons implying it's their beloved branch librarian's fault you can't play Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball or whatever

the playbook in this space has been well established by their peers

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