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Title    Publishers Sue the Internet Archive Over its Open Library, Declare it a Pirate Site
Date    Wednesday June 03 2020, @12:52PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the book-'em,-Danno? dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/06/03/0146253

takyon writes:

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

Several major publishers have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a New York court targeting the Internet Archive's Open Library. According to the complaint, the project is a massive and willful infringement project that amounts to little more than a regular pirate site.

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.

Complaint (PDF).

See also: Lawsuit over online book lending could bankrupt Internet Archive

Previously: Internet Archive's Open Library Now Supports Full-Text Searches for All 4+ Million Items
Internet Archive Suspends E-Book Lending "Waiting Lists" During U.S. National Emergency
Authors Fume as Online Library "Lends" Unlimited Free Books
University Libraries Offer Online "Lending" of Scanned In-Copyright Books


Original Submission

Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Publishers Sue the Internet Archive Over its Open Library, Declare it a Pirate Site" - https://torrentfreak.com/publishers-sue-the-internet-archive-over-its-open-library-declare-it-a-pirate-site-200601/
  3. "slammed the decision" - https://torrentfreak.com/internet-archives-national-emergency-library-is-vile-says-copyright-alliance-310331/
  4. "Complaint" - https://torrentfreak.com/images/1-20-cv-04160-Hachette-Book-Group-Inc-v-Internet-Archive-complaint-200601.pdf
  5. "Lawsuit over online book lending could bankrupt Internet Archive" - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/06/publishers-sue-internet-archive-over-massive-digital-lending-program/
  6. "Internet Archive's Open Library Now Supports Full-Text Searches for All 4+ Million Items" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/07/17/1112249
  7. "Internet Archive Suspends E-Book Lending "Waiting Lists" During U.S. National Emergency" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/03/28/2333244
  8. "Authors Fume as Online Library "Lends" Unlimited Free Books" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/04/01/2347235
  9. "University Libraries Offer Online "Lending" of Scanned In-Copyright Books" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/04/10/188225
  10. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=41368

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