Disney Layoffs, eShop closures, and ebook Lending?

Kind of a bummer day for news yesterday, with Disney laying off more of their employees, the eShops for the 3DS and the Wii getting shuttered, and the Internet Archive losing against the publishers in regards to ebook lending. Overall not all that great. Read on for more.

Disney Laying Off 7,000 Employees ‘As Part of Strategic Realignment’

Always sucks to see it happen. -Jon

Nintendo 3DS and WiiU closes officially on March 27

More needs to be done to help preserve these games. -Brok

Publishers beat Internet Archive as judge rules e-book lending violates copyright

While I don’t think scanning books and uploading them to be read for free is good, there’s no denying that publisher greed is absolutely ridiculous and that maybe some happy compromise can and should be made to help libraries thrive. I’m pro libraries, man. -Jon

Well, there you have it – a bite-sized look at the news from yesterday that we here at After the Hype found important. I don’t suppose you have thoughts on any of these stories, do you? Because if you did I would like to recommend you let us know over at our discord. Similarly, if you’ve found some interesting news in the wild that you would like us to share tomorrow, let us know sooner rather than later. This isn’t “Today’s News.” Sheesh.

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