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  • Internet Archive Answers Publishers' Copyright Lawsuit

    In responding to a lawsuit filed by four publishers last month, lawyers for the Internet Archive argue that the IA "has made careful efforts to ensure its uses are lawful," and contend that its program to scan and lend print books from library shelves is "sheltered by the fair use doctrine," and "buttressed" by traditional library practices and protections.

  • Authors Guild, Amazon, PRH File Suit Against E-book Pirate Site

    The Authors Guild, Amazon Publishing, and Penguin Random House filed suit in federal court in Washington State seeking to enjoin a Ukraine-based piracy site from illegally copying, distributing, and selling works written or published by the plaintiffs.

  • Internet Archive to End 'National Emergency Library' Initiative

    Citing a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by publishers, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle announced this week that the IA’s National Emergency Library initiative will cease operation on June 16, two weeks earlier than its previously announced June 30 closing date.

  • After Loss on Appeal, Canadian Publishers Say Copyright System Is Broken

    The split decision reaffirmed that York University had engaged in "unfair copying on a systematic basis,” but held that tariff payments for the copying were not mandatory.

  • Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Could Shake Up Legal Publishing

    In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court this week held that annotations added to the State of Georgia’s legal code are not eligible for copyright protection.

  • UNC Press, Duke Reach Cooperation Agreement with National Emergency Library

    While press officials did not endorse the "unilateral" action and "blurred legal arguments" behind the initiative, they largely support its goals.

  • Internet Archive Responds to Senator’s Concern Over National Emergency Library

    Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle told U.S. Senator Thom Tillis that the National Emergency Library is meant to provide digital access to students and readers who cannot access print collections during the Covid-19 crisis.

  • GSU Seeking Nearly $3.2 Million in Copyright Case

    The request comes after judge Orinda Evans issued an opinion finding 38 of 48 claims presented at trial—nearly 80% of the claims that made it to a fair use analysis—were permissible. Meanwhile, the plaintiff publishers. who are not seeking legal fees nor damages, contend they are in fact the prevailing party in the litigation.

  • GSU Lawyers Reject Publishers' Bid for Injunction in Copyright Case

    In a filing this week, attorneys for Georgia State University claimed they are the “prevailing party” in a long-running copyright lawsuit over digitized course readings, and argued an injunction proposed by the plaintiff publishers is unwarranted.

  • U.S. Senator Thom Tillis Questions the Internet Archive's 'National Emergency Library'

    "I am not aware of any measure under copyright law that permits a user of copyrighted works to unilaterally create an emergency copyright act," wrote Senator Thom Tillis, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, in an April 8 letter to Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle.

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