Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 28, 2020||
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S7576
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7576 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7576 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7576 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring publishers to offer licenses for electronic books to libraries under reasonable terms PURPOSE: To make e-books equally accessible to public libraries in the state on reasonable terms. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the general business law by adding a new section 349-g that requires publishers to offer electronic books to public libraries under reasonable terms. Subsection one establishes definitions for elec- tronic books and publishers. Subsection two requires publishers to offer e-books to libraries on reasonable terms that permit libraries to
2019-S7576 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7576 I N S E N A T E January 28, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring publishers to offer licenses for electronic books to libraries under reasonable terms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 349-g to read as follows: § 349-G. ELECTRONIC BOOK LICENSES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "ELECTRONIC BOOK" MEANS A TEXT DOCUMENT THAT HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO OR PUBLISHED IN A DIGITAL FORMAT THAT IS READ ON A COMPUTER, TABLET, SMART PHONE, OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE; AND (B) "PUBLISHER" MEANS ONE WHOSE BUSINESS IS THE MANUFACTURE, PROMULGA- TION, AND SALE OF BOOKS, JOURNALS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, OR OTHER LITERARY PRODUCTIONS INCLUDING THOSE IN DIGITAL FORM CONSISTING OF TEXT, IMAGERY OR BOTH. 2. ANY PUBLISHER WHO OFFERS TO LICENSE ELECTRONIC BOOKS TO THE PUBLIC SHALL OFFER TO LICENSE SUCH BOOKS TO LIBRARIES IN THE STATE ON REASON- ABLE TERMS THAT WOULD PERMIT THE LIBRARIES TO PROVIDE THEIR USERS WITH ACCESS TO SUCH ELECTRONIC BOOKS. 3. (A) SUCH REASONABLE TERMS SHALL INCLUDE: (I) A LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF USERS TO WHOM THE LIBRARIES MAY SIMULTANEOUSLY PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE ELECTRONIC BOOKS; (II) A LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF DAYS THE LIBRARIES MAY PROVIDE A USER WITH ACCESS TO THE ELECTRONIC BOOKS; AND (III) THE USE OF TECHNOLOGICAL PROTECTION MEASURES THAT WOULD PREVENT A USER FROM (A) MAINTAINING ACCESS TO THE ELECTRONIC BOOKS BEYOND THE ACCESS PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE LICENSE, AND (B) PROVIDING OTHER USERS WITH ACCESS TO THE ELECTRONIC BOOKS. (B) SUCH REASONABLE TERMS SHALL NOT INCLUDE A LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF LICENSES FOR ELECTRONIC BOOKS LIBRARIES MAY PURCHASE AT THE SAME DATE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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