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March 3, 2011
iPad 2 Reviews
We've just bought an iPad 2 to replace our original iPad, and you can find out what we think of it and the Amazon Kindle at our blog...
iPad 2 versus Kindle at CGW Publishing
Posted by: CGW Publishing | Apr 14, 2011 2:13:34 AM
It is important to note that the current lending of e-books occurs under negotiated licensing agreements between libraries and publishers and not under any right created by the Copyright Act. Libraries would argue fair use protects the lending of e-books. But the Office of Copyright has never supported this view. The Register of Copyright has held that digital lending is not a fair use and digital copying is for preservation only. In fact, the current § 108 does not speak to the type of digital lending that exists between libraries and publishers in negotiated licensing agreements. I hope this will change; after all, potential revisions and updates to the Library Exception have been and continue to be debated ad nauseam.
Posted by: CL | Mar 10, 2011 5:10:57 PM