Internet Archive on Controlled Digital Lending


The link below is to an article reporting on the Internet Archive’s response to being sued for breaching copyright laws.

For more visit:
https://publishingperspectives.com/2020/07/internet-archive-responds-to-publishers-lawsuit-alleging-copyright-infringement-covid19/

LinkedIn SlideShare and Ebook Piracy


The link below is to an article that reports on ebook piracy issues with LinkedIn SlideShare.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/linkedin-slideshare-is-a-repository-for-pirated-ebooks

Google and Ebook Piracy


The link below is to an article that reports on issues of ebook piracy and the role Google allegedly plays in it. Readers will obviously have their own view on this matter, but in my opinion it seems like an industry seeking to blame someone else for their own woes, of which many are of their own making.

For more visit:
https://torrentfreak.com/google-promotes-pirate-book-sales-authors-guild-says-200605/

Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Closed Down


Some time ago I posted links to reporting on the Internet Archive’s ‘National Emergency Library.’ The National Emergency Library caused a lot of controversy and legal issues for the Internet Archive. In this post there will be two sets of links, the first on the initial response to the library and the second set to the closing down of the library.

The links below are to articles reporting on the legal issues facing the National Emergency Library.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/06/01/four-publishers-file-suit-over-internet-archives-pirate-site/
https://publishingperspectives.com/2020/06/usa-aap-member-publishers-file-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-against-internet-archive/
https://lithub.com/publishers-are-suing-the-internet-archive-for-scanning-and-distributing-digital-copies-of-their-books/
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/major-publishers-file-a-lawsuit-against-open-library
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/06/02/151411/us-publisher-sue-internet-archive-for-copyright-infringement/

The links below are to articles reporting on the closing of the National Emergency Library.

For more visit:
https://bookriot.com/after-lawsuit-filed-internet-archive-ends-national-emergency-library-critical-linking-june-16-2020/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/06/11/internet-archive-is-shutting-down-national-emergency-library-two-weeks-early/
https://lithub.com/the-internet-archive-is-ending-the-national-emergency-library-over-lawsuit-from-publishers/
https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-library-news/internet-archive-ends-national-emergency-library-program

The Internet Archives and The National Emergency Library Controversy


The links below are to articles commenting and reporting on the Internet Archives ‘National Emergency Library.’

For more visit:
https://copyrightandtechnology.com/2020/04/01/the-internet-archives-copyright-emergency/
https://www.arl.org/blog/digitization-in-an-emergency-fair-use-fair-dealing-and-how-libraries-are-adapting-to-the-pandemic/
https://accrispin.blogspot.com/2020/03/copyright-violation-redux-internet.html
https://illusionofmore.com/internet-archive-uses-pandemic-to-justify-looting/
https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/04/02/the-internet-archive-chooses-readers/

Internet Archive Under Attack Over Copyright Again


The link below is to an article reporting on the Internet Archive and the latest dispute over copyright.

For more visit:
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/copyright/article/82861-authors-guild-aap-outraged-by-ia-s-national-emergency-library.html