News for July 2010

Library Lending Rights at Risk - Library Copyright Alliance Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case, Costco v. Omega

The first sale doctrine is an aspect of copyright law that permits libraries to lend books and other materials.  There is some alarm that the right is being eroded in the arena of ebooks - as ebooks are subject to licenses that define whether and how the consumer may transfer or share ebooks.  The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) announced today