Proposition: Libraries should be allowed to circulate digitized copies of physical works in their collections through Controlled Digital Lending.
Should libraries be allowed to lend digital copies of physical books in their collections? Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) is a legal theory that would allow libraries to do just that. But CDL raises novel legal questions that have never been decided by a court, and experts are divided on whether the untested legal theory is permissible under current copyright law and policy. In this session, the audience will get to hear from leading scholars arguing for and against the proposition, and then vote on which side has the more persuasive arguments.