Europe: Brussels Hears Further Arguments in Support of E-Lending
From The Bookseller:
Further plans for libraries to be able to lend e-books were discussed this week at the European Commission.
A Brussels hearing was told that libraries should be allowed e-book licences across the European Union (EU) in measures which will be proposed later this year by the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on the European Commission’s proposed copyright reforms, Maltese MEP Therese Cachia Comodino.
A draft position paper from the MEP circulated on Wednesday (11th January), saying that if the rights holders are fairly compensated and technical measures allow effective control of the lent work, libraries should be allowed to hold and lend e-books in all 28 member states.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.