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Dutch libraries not to lend e-books

Wednesday 27 February 2013 | 15:39 CET | News
Dutch libraries cannot lend e-books as part of their services, the education and culture minister has concluded in a research report on the Copyright Law, digital services and the role of public libraries. While acknowledging the issue may still face a legal challenge, the government proposes that the Copyright Law's only exception is for physical works, which libraries can lend for a nominal fee. European directives do not offer any room in this sense either. Libraries may only make agreements on their own with publishers.

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