An Opportunity to Own and Not Just License?

Copyright and Technology notes that the U.S. Copyright Office has announced it is seeking comments on Section 108 in ways that could clarify/simplify use of eBooks in libraries.  

The United States Copyright
Office is inviting interested parties to
discuss potential revisions relating to
the library and archives exceptions in
the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 108, in
furtherance of the Copyright Office’s
policy work in this area over the past
ten years and as part of the current
copyright review process in Congress.
The Copyright Office has led and
participated in major discussions on
potential changes to section 108 since
2005, with the goal of updating the
provisions to better reflect the facts,
practices, and principles of the digital
age and to provide greater clarity for
libraries, archives, and museums. To
finalize its legislative recommendation,
the Copyright Office seeks further input
from the public on several remaining
issues, including, especially, provisions
concerning copies for users, security
measures, public access, and third-party
outsourcing. The Copyright Office
therefore invites interested parties to
schedule meetings in Washington, DC to
take place during late June through July
2016, using the meeting request form
referenced below. 

Copyright and Technology's article is a good overview of what the obstacles we face to put eBooks before readers that we don't face with print. Appearing at person in Washington D.C.may not be easy, but RF hopes at least some library groups will make the effort. Follow the link to the U.S. Copyright office to see how.