Abgabepflicht

English translation: legal deposit

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German term or phrase:Abgabepflicht
English translation:legal deposit
Entered by: Emily Lemon

22:40 Mar 26, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Media / Multimedia / archive/library
German term or phrase: Abgabepflicht
The word is actually in an English text written by a German speaker.
The context is that there are no legal regulations forcing publishers to send a copy of their magazines to independent archives, only to staatliche Biblioteken. This regulation pertaining to the public libraries is called Abgabepflicht in Austria. Does anyone know if there is an English term for it?
Emily Lemon
Austria
Local time: 13:27
legal deposit
Explanation:
in Australia

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Note added at 41 mins (2008-03-26 23:21:56 GMT)
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and elsewhere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_library

mandatory deposit in US
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Allesklar
Australia
Local time: 20:57
Grading comment
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legal deposit


Explanation:
in Australia

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Note added at 41 mins (2008-03-26 23:21:56 GMT)
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and elsewhere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_library

mandatory deposit in US


    Reference: http://www.nla.gov.au/services/ldeposit.html
Allesklar
Australia
Local time: 20:57
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Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 15
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lancashireman: 'Mandatory deposit' in UK. ('Legal deposit' suggests some people might object...) // I shudder to think what sort of illegal deposits people might make: chewing gum stuck to the underside of reading tables?
2 mins
  -> thanks... the UK law is actually called the Legal Deposit Libraries Act //just as well they're illegal :)
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