Originally Posted by tneken
The biggest publishers in Denmark has withdrawn their support for e-reolen.dk the public libraries site for ebook lending. The parties could not find a business model that satisfied the publishers. Piracy was also a concern, but e-reolen hopes to minimize it by switching to a streaming based solution instead of file based. So in the future you can only lend books if you have a device with internet access and a browser, so no more ebook lending for older ebook readers.
The story in danish can be found here:
Is anyone surprised?
Publishers want the reader to pay for the experience of going into a closed surveillanced room with no paper or pen or other recording devices, read the book once, and that is it.
And people with good memories should pay more!