Congress Looking Into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market

It’s absurd how publishers are abusing their position to impose restrictive and expensive terms on public libraries. This will only widen the digital divide.

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler, at a hearing on competition in digital markets last week. The American Library Association (ALA) has delivered a written report to the House Judiciary Committee telling lawmakers that “unfair behavior by digital market actors,” including Amazon and some major publishers, is “doing concrete harm to libraries.”

Read the full article at Publishers Weekly.

Outfest Helps Acquire 60-Plus LGBT Movies New to Amazon Prime

After picking on Amazon in a prior post, it’s only fair to give them kudos for this.

LGBT-themed films have had some relative success at the box office this past year with the Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name and the teen hit Love, Simon but the majority of queer-themed films often still make their biggest splashes at film festivals and on streaming.

Read the full article at www.advocate.com.