AAP Issues Statement on Flawed Theory of Controlled Digital Lending

What constitutes “lending” in a digital environment?

"AAP strongly disagrees with the analysis of the White Paper and its call to libraries to copy and transmit copies of entire books to the public in disregard of the law. CDL not only rationalizes what would amount to systematic infringement, it denigrates the incentives that copyright law provides to authors and publishers to document, write, invest in, and disseminate literary works for the benefit of the public ecosystem."

The AAP statement appears in full here.