Amazon blokerer US-biblioteker fra at udlåne A-udgivelser


“It’s not clear to us that current digital library lending models fairly balance the interests of authors and library patrons,” said Mikyla Bruder, the publisher at Amazon Publishing, in an emailed statement. “We see this as an opportunity to invent a new approach to help expand readership and serve library patrons, while at the same time safeguarding author interests, including income and royalties.”

Hvilket kort sagt betyder, at Amazon ikke vil give udlånsrettigheder til biblioteker, så længe der kan tjenes på en Amazon-udgivet bog.

Hvornår dén grænse nås, ved kun Amazon – og indtil da er læsning af både nye og fortsat-sælgende bøger forbeholdt folk, der har råd til at købe.

The Internet has, of course, given us access to a lot more information — but also made it possible to erect new walls around some of it.

“Society pays a huge price,” says Michelle Jeske, city librarian at the Denver Public Library and president of the Public Library Association. “How many different platforms does a person have to subscribe to to be able to read all the things they’re interested in? You used to be able to just do that at the public library.”


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