E-lending and a public lending right

is it really a time for an update?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Examines the arguments for and against extending the Public Lending Right (PLR) provided by Directive 2006/115 art.3 to "e-lending", the provision of e-book downloads in public libraries. Discusses how e-lending differs from print book lending from a copyright law perspective, and notes the concerns of publishers about the impact of e-lending on e-book sales. Suggests alternative options to the extension of the PLR.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-139
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Intellectual Property Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • copyright
  • e-books
  • EU law
  • Public Lending Right

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