Rights Management & Royalties

CASE Act Set to Pass as Part of Omnibus Bill
December 21, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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.

Court Shuts Down Pirate Sites for Educational Materials
November 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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.

Internet Archive Answers Publishers' Copyright Lawsuit
July 29, 2020

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…

Authors Guild, Amazon, PRH File Suit Against E-book Pirate Site
July 8, 2020

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.

Internet Archive to End 'National Emergency Library' Initiative
June 12, 2020

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.