Should the Government Limit Copyright Protection for E-Books?

In addition to offering physical copies of books, public libraries now offer e-books which can be read on a device.  Libraries purchase a licensing agreement from a publisher to make these books accessible to their patrons.  Because libraries perform a public service by providing free access to books, should they be able to pay a below-market rate for e-books?  What are the arguments for and against government price control in this area?

Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Adam Mossoff

Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Intellectual Property

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