E-Lending and a Public Lending Right: Is it Really a Time for an Update?
13 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2015 Last revised: 11 Oct 2015
Date Written: September 14, 2015
This article examines the current status of e-lending in the EU and the potential impacts of the extension of the public lending rights scheme on e-publishing markets, libraries, and authors. It concludes that a legislative intervention in the area would be premature and, in a medium term, calls for a stronger dialog and cooperation between the stakeholders.
Keywords: copyright, e-lending, public lending right, digital libraries
JEL Classification: K19, K29
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