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.


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