Rosalind - 12:01 pm on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
My point about the library wasn't that the books had to be returned, it was they get read freely without additional contribution to the author, might as well be pirated for an intents and purposes.
Have you never heard of Public Lending Right? It's payable on the books you take out at a rate of about 6p in the UK. Lots of countries have it.