Posted on March 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Advocates for better ebook-licensing terms for libraries suffered a setback in 2022.

But, Publishers Weekly reports, library advocates have learned from the Maryland law struck down last year and developed new language for future bills.

The revised language focuses more on regulating versus mandating, explains PW, and has been introduced in bills in Massachusetts and Hawaii.

Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Virginia also have library ebook bills in their legislatures, though their futures are very much unclear.

Read more about the reason library advocates have hope for ebook lending improvements in PW.

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