Amsterdam court upholds second-hand e-book sales

Tuesday 22 July 2014 | 10:50 CET | News
An Amsterdam court has upheld the right to resell e-books. The case was brought by the Dutch Publishers Union (NUV) against the second-hand e-books website Tom Kabinet. The site sells legally purchased e-books with watermark and requires the original owners to delete the book after the sale. According to the Dutch court, the law does not distinguish between paper and digital books in terms of resale rights. It said the EU court will need to provide more clarity on the application of the law in the matter. The ruling is preliminary, and the NUV may still request an in-depth hearing of the

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