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HarperCollins E-Book Petition

31 May

As you may know, HarperCollins is trying to change the rules of e-book licensing.  Libraries depend on the first sale doctrine of copyright law which says that once a book is purchased it can be lent to others.  The new licensing rules that HarperCollins is proposing will limit an e-book’s use to 26 check-outs (approximately a year of back to back check-outs) after which the e-book will expire.  Please sign this petition to show your opposition to e-book policies such as this:

http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-harpercollins-limited-checkouts-on-ebooks-is-wrong-for-libraries