Contracts giving certain publishers regional rights is a distinct issue to copyright length.
Regional restrictions on ebooks have two parts
(i) existing contracts between the copyright holders and the publishers
(ii) the ruling that for electronic sales the sale location is the customer's location, not the retailer's.
Originally Posted by gazza
what Macauley would think of the current beggar's muddle where we have Internet booksellers being told, yes, you can sell it in the United States, but not in Australia. No reason given but I presume it is because Australians are loud, beer drinking people with small regard for pettifogging laws. I am an Australian although, at the moment, I am in Thailand.