Rights Management & Royalties

Textbook Publishers Sue Notorious 'Shadow Library' Libgen
September 14, 2023 at 1:00 am

The suit claims that Libgen, one of the most popular pirate sites, attracts some nine million users a month in the U.S. alone, and offers 20,000 of the publisher plaintiffs' works for illegal download.

Internet Archive Files Appeal in Copyright Infringement Case
September 11, 2023 at 1:00 am

The notice of appeal, which was expected, came right at the 30-day deadline—a month to the day after judge John G. Koeltl approved and entered a negotiated consent judgment and a permanent injunction in the closely watched copyright case.

Coalition Forms to Battle Library E-book Bills
March 15, 2023 at 1:00 am

The American Booksellers Association, Authors Guild, Association of American Publishers, and more have launched the Protect the Creative Economy Coalition following the introduction of a host of new library e-book bills in several states this year.

PRH, Internet Archive Clash Over ‘Maus’
February 15, 2022

Penguin Random House denies claims by the Internet Archive that it demanded the removal of Art Spiegelman’s Holocaust graphic memoir 'Maus' from IA digital circulation due to soaring sales in the wake of recent efforts to censor the book.

Hochul Vetoes New York's Library E-book Bill
December 30, 2021

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has vetoed New York's library e-book bill. "While the goal of this bill is laudable, unfortunately, copyright protection provides the author of the work with the exclusive right to their works. Because the provisions of this bill are preempted by federal copyright law, I cannot support this bill," Hochul wrote…