Rights Management & Royalties
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.
The split decision reaffirmed that York University had engaged in "unfair copying on a systematic basis,” but held that tariff payments for the copying were not mandatory.
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court this week held that annotations added to the State of Georgia’s legal code are not eligible for copyright protection.
While press officials did not endorse the "unilateral" action and "blurred legal arguments" behind the initiative, they largely support its goals.
Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle told U.S. Senator Thom Tillis that the National Emergency Library is meant to provide digital access to students and readers who cannot access print collections during the Covid-19 crisis.