Originally Posted by Ntsimp
This state of affairs is immoral. A library doesn't have to pay extra for a paper book to lend, and there is no limitation on the number of times they can lend it. Obviously the problem exists due to flaws in copyright law. We should change the law so it treats the purchase of an ebook the same as the purchase of a pbook. It's none of the publisher's business when a library lends its own property.
Wrong... it does pay extra precisely because it's going to be read by many people...