Author: Maier, H.
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Year: 2016
Type: Other publications

While copyright rules allow the lending of a printed book from a library, it was all but clear whether the same goes for e-lending. Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union decided that the European copyright rules for lending also apply to e-books. This blogpost analyses what this decision means for libraries, and points out remaining uncertainties – especially with regard to the first-sale-doctrine for digital goods.

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