Internet Archive's effort to provide unlimited copies of more than 1.3 million digital books to the world in their "National Emergency Library" project may seem a boon...but is it legal under the US Copyright Act?
Four major book publishers sure don't think so (and we tend to agree).
All the fancy formatting in the world can't change the law...in Virtual Legality.
#Lawsuit #Ebooks #Copyright
Discussed in this episode:
"Position Statement on Controlled Digital Lending"
Controlled Digital Lending Website - Updated September 2018
"Exclusive rights in copyrighted works"
17 USC 106
"Limitations on exclusive rights: Effect of transfer of particular copy or phonorecord"
17 USC 109
"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
"Appeal from the victims of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL)"
National Writers Union Webpage
"Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public"
Internet Archive Blogs - March 24, 2020
"Book publishers sue Internet Archive for allegedly enabling piracy"
Engadget - June 1, 2020 - Christine Fisher
Hachette Book Group et al v Internet Archive
Complaint SDNY - June 1, 2020
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