Rights Management & Royalties
A four year-old bill that would establish an extra-judicial “small claims court” for copyright cases is now set to become law after Congressional leaders slipped the measure into the Covid-19 relief and omnibus spending bill now headed to President Trump’s desk.
The trademark and copyright infringement suit alleges that the operators of 231 websites were selling "illegal, unlicensed copies of test banks and instructor solutions manuals," resources sold only to teachers and not made publicly available or available to students by the plaintiff publishers.
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In a 14-page final order in the case, Judge Orinda Evans opted not to order the plaintiff publishers to pay GSU's attorney fees.
In a statement, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden praised Perlmutter for her "deep knowledge of domestic and international copyright law and policy" and a "background in negotiating international intellectual property agreements.” Perlmutter will assume her role in late October.
Under the August 31 order, the closely watched case over book scanning and lending is to be ready for trial by November 2021.
The parties outlined a litany of issues that suggest a potentially sensitive and complex litigation.
In responding to a lawsuit filed by four publishers last month, lawyers for the Internet Archive argue that the IA "has made careful efforts to ensure its uses are lawful," and contend that its program to scan and lend print books from library shelves is "sheltered by the fair use doctrine," and "buttressed" by traditional…
The Authors Guild, Amazon Publishing, and Penguin Random House filed suit in federal court in Washington State seeking to enjoin a Ukraine-based piracy site from illegally copying, distributing, and selling works written or published by the plaintiffs.
Citing a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by publishers, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle announced this week that the IA’s National Emergency Library initiative will cease operation on June 16, two weeks earlier than its previously announced June 30 closing date.