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Monday, November 17, 2003
Japan: libraries told to stop lending  
Declining book sales in Japan are being blamed in part on libraries lending out new books, as well as on second-hand bookstores, and the sluggish economy. Authors have proposed both financial compensation for books borrowed (along the lines of the UK's public lending right, which Japan lacks), and an embargo on lending books until 3 to 6 months after publication.

From The Daily Yomiuri online.


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