Europe Seeks To Digitize 10 Million Books By 2010

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A new proposal by the European Commission to double the size of the European Union's digital library and institute an EU-wide digital copyright pact could benefit the region politically, economically and culturally, the competition regulator said Friday.

The proposal, released Friday, outlines plans to increase the number of digitized books and manuscripts available on Europeana, the EU's digitized library, to 10 million by 2010, and to replace national copyright laws with a uniform digital copyright agreement covering the entire union.

The plan would not only foster...
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