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Submission + - Librarians boycott Harper Collins ebook killswitch (

metrometro writes: has the story of Harper Collins attempt to end the right to loan a purchased ebook, via a license which kills the book after 26 reads. Librarians are not pleased: "We're not a business, we're a commons... this turns us into a rental outfit in the long-term." Video rental won this battle in the 1980s. Will librarians win today?
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Librarians boycott Harper Collins ebook killswitch

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