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/

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/

Amazon on Book Counterfeiting


The link below is to an article that gives Amazon’s take on book counterfeiting in their stores.

For more visit:
https://blog.aboutamazon.com/books-and-authors/our-response-to-the-new-york-times-story-on-book-counterfeiting