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Borrowing can quickly turn to stealing when patrons pick up music at their local libraries.
Copying compact discs is illegal, but library employees say they generally can't prove it's occurring except in the most egregious cases.
"Copyright is an important issue, but it's difficult to oversee," said Ann Moore, Upper Arlington Library spokeswoman. "Once they take materials home, we can't control what they do with them."
Copying music or a book from a library CD is a form of piracy just like illegal downloads on the Internet.