In an article at http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/07/business/la-fi-ebooks-20110307 it is said that some publisher
does not allow its e-books to be checked out from a library more than 26 times. After that, the license on the e-book will expire, and libraries will have to decide whether to buy a new one.
The article was written at March 07, 2011. Does someone know the state of that attitude concerning ebooks - is it common practice? Which publishers do this?
Are libraries aware of this? Differ the practice in different countries (I am in particular interested in Germany)?