Publishers in the UK are growing concerned over eBook lending in libraries after scammers have attempted to steal eBooks from the system.

The Guardian UK reports: “But following abuse of the system – with China-based readers attempting to circumnavigate copyright laws by joining British libraries and plundering their virtual collections for free – publishers have now threatened to prevent libraries from accessing ebooks. It’s a move described by one library boss as “regressive” at a time when they are trying to innovate as they fight for survival.”

Companies like Overdrive and let library patrons check out eBooks from libraries or remotely from their homes, but the Publishers Association is concerned that services like these are not safe enough to protest against piracy.

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