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

Sponsor a Book at the Open Library


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Internet Archive’s Open Library and its sponsor a book to scan program.

For more visit:
http://blog.openlibrary.org/2019/10/23/scan-on-demand-building-the-worlds-open-library-together/

More on the Internet Archive’s Open Library Copyright Crisis


The link below is to an article reporting on issues for the Internet Archive in the United Kingdom over copyright and the Open Library project.

For more visit:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/22/internet-archives-ebook-loans-face-uk-copyright-challenge

The Internet Archive’s Copyright Crisis


The link below is to an article that reports on the copyright crisis facing the Internet Archive and the Open Library.

For more visit:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/22/internet-archives-ebook-loans-face-uk-copyright-challenge

Internet Archive & Open Library ‘Piracy’ Update


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the latest news on the Internet Archive & Open Library controversy concerning ‘piracy’ claims. Note, this article is from someone clearly in the anti-Open Library camp.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/02/22/internet-archive-ignores-dmca-notices/

Article: The Open Library and Copyright


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Open Library (part of the Internet Archive) and how it appears to be violating copyright rules.

For more visit:
http://www.teleread.com/copy-right/the-internet-archives-open-library-is-violating-authors-copyrights/