European Digital Library struggles with copyright

[W]orks being digitalised for the library will mainly be from before the 1920s unless the issue of intellectual property rights is dealt with. „This is one of the main topics in all discussions going on at the moment,“ says Britta Woldering of Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and CENL – a group of national librarians. „The issue of copyright is the biggest barrier for digitalisation,“ she said [in the EU Observer].

Das ist wirklich gut durchdacht: Zuerst verschärft man auf Antrag der Verlage das Copyright, dann wundert man sich über die Barrieren, die man soeben errichtet hat! [Thanks OAN]