I remember reading this in Analog, some years back.
Not all that many years - post-2000.
The story involved a future in which all public domain literature had been removed from the public domain, and sold off to private interests.
Which interests did not make the available to the public, except as a part of reissuing them in new forms. Nobody, after all, actually read, anymore.
But our protagonist inherited an old mobile phone, with instructions to not look at its contents except in some remote part of the world. Turns out that the device contained copies of all of the great works of literature, and if it was ever viewed by someone with an implant (which is nearly everybody) in a place where the implant had online connectivity, it would have immediately triggered copyright violation procedures.
The story ended with the device being somehow smuggled off Earth, where it would be free of Earth's tyrannical copyright laws, and restored to the rest of Human society the great works of the past.