Publishers sue Internet Archive over scanning of books

peter.suber's bookmarks 2020-06-01

Summary:

"Four of the country’s biggest publishers have sued a digital library for copyright infringement, alleging that the Internet Archive has illegally offered more than a million scanned works to the public....

In March, the Internet Archive announced it had established a “National Emergency Library” in response to the coronavirus outbreak that had shut down most of the country’s schools and libraries. According to the Archive, the emergency library would support “remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation” with free digital materials...."

Link:

https://apnews.com/a8d9a13651e1f84b38134d37e29b69d5

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » peter.suber's bookmarks

Tags:

oa.new oa.aap oa.litigation oa.lending oa.copyright oa.usa oa.ia oa.nel oa.humanitarian oa.objections oa.debates oa.hatchett_book oa.harpercollins oa.wiley oa.penguin_random_house

Date tagged:

06/01/2020, 15:11

Date published:

06/01/2020, 11:11