Halifax Library Boycotts HarperCollins eBooks

Comboman writes "It's taken a couple of weeks, but libraries are starting to take action against publisher HarperCollins' plans to make their eBooks self-destruct after 26 reads. I'm happy to report that my home city of Halifax appears to be the first in Canada to boycott HarperCollins' eBooks (though libraries in other cities are likely to follow shortly).

Debbie LeBel, the manager of acquisitions for Halifax Public Libraries says she is not buying new e-book licenses from HarperCollins even though demand for eBooks has grown steadily in recent years and HarperCollins titles account for about one in every five e-books in the collection of more than 6,000."

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    Jesse (profile), 18 Mar 2011 @ 5:39pm

    Re: plans to make their eBooks self-destruct after 26 reads

    ...How about when you buy a car with AC and cruise control...

    A car with it's own Anonymous Coward?!! I want in!

    "Psst. Haven't you heard? Every time you drive right on past a music store, you are killing Big Content *cough* artists!"

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