This brief submission raised the issue of libraries' limited access to ebooks for elending purposes because of publishers' restrictions on sales of ebook titles to libraries. It raised concerns about some publishers refusing to allow libraries to acquire ebooks for lending concurrent with their general release, at a fair and affordable price, and under licences that acknowledge copyright law exceptions for libraries.
Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's discussion paper relating to copyright and the digital economy
Australian Library and Information Association
Deakin, ACT : Australian Library and Information Association
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