A federal judge sided with the Association of American Publishers on Monday, finding a recently enacted Maryland library e-book law conflicts with federal copyright laws.
The AAP, the national trade association for the publishing industry, filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh in his official capacity following the passing of legislation, Md. Code, Educ. §§ 23-701, 23-702, which requires publishers to offer to license copyrighted electronic literary products, like e-books and audiobooks, to Maryland public libraries and to ensure the terms of such licenses to be fair.
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