‘Locking Libraries Out of the Digital Loop’

David Rothman writes Jenny Levine has a must-read post about the DRM threat to libraries and fair use in Japan. Concludes Jenny: “I don’t know how Japanese libraries work, so I’m curious to know how they are faring in this new no-right-of-first-sale, no-traditional-fair-use-rights digital world. Are libraries already out of the digital loop? Does anyone have a sense of how all of this is playing out over there?””