Lib.ru is a Russian Project Gutenberg. But instead of limiting itself mostly to public domain books, it publishes a large amount of in-copyright works, even translations of popular modern American novels, with permission from the authors and translators, according to Lib.ru founder and maintainer Maksim Moshkow (Teleread interviews: part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4). Lib.ru has approximately 40,000 books in its catalogue. Is Russian copyright so different, or do Russian authors have a greater desire to be read?
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