In a new filing, the Association of American Publishers has told the court that oversaw its winning lawsuit against Maryland's library e-book law that it will not see seek to recoup costs and legal fees it incurred in the case. In its filing, the association noted that its decision was limited to this particular case, and that it “expressly reserves all rights, claims, and remedies that may be applicable with respect to any future legislation or other matter.”

The e-book law was first introduced in January 2021, and was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2022, but the AAP filed suit on December 9, 2021, arguing that the Maryland law was pre-empted by the federal Copyright Act. Shortly after a February 7 hearing, Judge Deborah L. Boardman agreed with the AAP and temporarily enjoined the law. In June, Judge Boardman's issued an order that declared the law “unconstitutional and enforceable,” putting an end to the Maryland effort.

The question of whether the AAP would do so was the last outstanding issue in the case.