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So, I was surfing round Blogland earlier, trying to catch up, when I came across this discussion over at the Smartbitches blog.

Basically, the discussion was about whether the Public Lending Right (PLR) system, (currently in operation in Canada, UK, Australia, and many other countries) where authors are paid royalties each time their books are borrowed, would be feasible in the US.

Some of the comments were interesting, but as per the universal healthcare discussion, the naysayers seemed to be caught up in the complexities of setting up such a system, rather than the benefits.

This was one of the most annoying comments that I came across, and that’s saying a lot, because there were quite a few: (more…)