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How do I to start an online library where say I buy an Ebook our Emovie  and have it in a system where people can log in and borrow an Ebook or other media. So, say I buy 100 Ebooks and upload them to the system and now people can download a book and read it and then put it back in the system.  What software or program would I need to make this?

update what if I use ebooks me and my friends make and don't buy them is there a system for that.  

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Kiteman (author)2014-09-09

I don't know about Kobo, but if the ebooks are bought from Amazon, they already have a system for lending the books.

If you lend them through your own site, without permission from the copyright holder, you'll be looking down the wrong end of a copyright suit.

However, there's nothing stopping you collecting your own stable of authors.

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sonic broom (author)Kiteman2014-09-10

Yes when you buy an ebook on amazon you do not own the book you just get permission too read it.

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rickharris (author)2014-09-09

You need to have legal access to the copyright for that book/film - Libraries pay a fee every year to the authors and film owners to allow them to lend freely. buying the Ebook does not entitle you to loan it to anyone.

Because this is a pretty unique situation with few doing it on a commercial scale outside libraries I think you will have to create your own software system. there isn't anything off the shelf.

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Vyger (author)2014-09-08

Go to a real physical library and talk to the librarian about how they can check out e books and what the copyright laws allow. If nothing else they can probably find you a book that has the information.

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iceng (author)2014-09-08

Call the lawyers to protect you Right NOW.

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