A manifesto for an e-lending limitation in copyright

Author:Séverine Dusollier
Position::Professor, SciencesPo Paris

In the European Union, lending is an exclusive right for copyright and related rights, but Member States can transform public lending to a right of remuneration and even exempt some establishments from any payment. The making available of works online is not covered by the public lending right regime of the Rental and Lending Directive but is considered as an act of making available governed by the InfoSoc Directive. As a consequence, libraries are currently not allowed to... (see full summary)

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