Libraries fear digital lockdown

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Libraries have warned that the rise of digital publishing may make it harder or even impossible to access items in their collections in the future. Many publishers put restrictions on how digital books and journals can be used.

According to the British Library, such digital rights management (DRM) controls may block some legitimate uses. And there are fears that restricted works may not be safe for future generations if people can no longer unlock them when technology evolves. The British Library spends

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