Lawsuit Tests Limits of Libraries to Offer Free Digital Books

From a Wall Street Journal story by Erin Mulvaney and Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg headlined “Online-Books Lawsuit Tests Limits of Libraries in Digital Age”:

A federal judge on Monday will weigh pleas by four major book publishers to stop an online lending library from freely offering digital copies of books, in a case that raises novel questions about digital-library rights and the reach of copyright law that protects the work of writers and publishers.