Publishers Sue the Internet Archive Over its Open Library, Declare it a Pirate Site * TorrentFreak

peter.suber's bookmarks 2020-06-01

Summary:

"Back in March, the Internet Archive responded to the coronavirus pandemic by offering a new service to help “displaced learners”.

Combining scanned books from three libraries, the Archive offered unlimited borrowing of more than a million books, so that people could continue to learn while in quarantine.

While the move was welcomed by those in favor of open access to education, publishers and pro-copyright groups slammed the decision, with some describing it as an attempt to bend copyright law and others declaring the project as mass-scale piracy.

Today, major publishers Hachette Book Group, Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Penguin Random House LLC went to war with the project by filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Internet Archive and five ‘Doe’ defendants in a New York court...."

Link:

https://torrentfreak.com/publishers-sue-the-internet-archive-over-its-open-library-declare-it-a-pirate-site-200601/

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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, 15:13

Date published:

06/01/2020, 11:12