New York Legislature Passes Library Ebook Bill

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Maryland's House Bill 518/(SB432) became law in Maryland on June 1. (Library Journal's coverage is here.)

Maryland was first, but now New York Legislature Passes Library E-book Bill via @publisherswkly

— Jill ONeill (@jillmwo) June 13, 2021

According to reporting in Publisher's Weekly, the New York bills (S2890B in the Senate and A5837B in the Assembly) are similar to that passed by Maryland in requiring that “publishers who offer to license e-books to the public” offer those same e-books to libraries on “reasonable” terms.