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dc.contributor.author Schiffer, Judith Katharina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-05T20:25:17Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-01T23:40:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-05T20:25:17Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-01T23:40:57Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/28203
dc.description.abstract The development of e-books leads to the arising of new copyright issues. Public libraries have noticed the advantages of e-books but nevertheless many of them avoid the danger of the new technology and the copyright problems. Public libraries in the United States of America (United States) were one of the first libraries which started to provide the service of e-books. However, the beginning of the usage was difficult and the first projects failed. Nowadays, the United States public libraries have different possibilities to offer e-books. On one hand the offer of e-books is granted by law and on the other hand the more common way is, however, to have a licensing agreement between the copyright holder and the library. Furthermore, the paper will demonstrate the situation in New Zealand where the offer of e-books just has started. In the whole discussion, this paper will consider the question whether libraries are still necessary in the future, where digital media become the usual way to receive information, and what libraries have to do if they want to persist in the market en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Electronic books en_NZ
dc.subject Copyright en_NZ
dc.title Copyright Issues of E-Books Limited to Public Libraries en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 390114 Intellectual Property en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Law en_NZ

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