Rights Management & Royalties

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.

GSU Seeking Nearly $3.2 Million in Copyright Case
April 13, 2020

The request comes after judge Orinda Evans issued an opinion finding 38 of 48 claims presented at trial—nearly 80% of the claims that made it to a fair use analysis—were permissible. Meanwhile, the plaintiff publishers. who are not seeking legal fees nor damages, contend they are in fact the prevailing party in the litigation.

GSU Lawyers Reject Publishers' Bid for Injunction in Copyright Case
April 8, 2020

In a filing this week, attorneys for Georgia State University claimed they are the “prevailing party” in a long-running copyright lawsuit over digitized course readings, and argued an injunction proposed by the plaintiff publishers is unwarranted.

Internet Archive Responds, Says National Emergency Library Is Legal
March 30, 2020

After a week of intense criticism, the Internet Archive yesterday posted an FAQ in response to concerns raised by authors over its National Emergency Library. The FAQ claims the initiative has a basis in law, and reiterates that it is being undertaken in response to a national crisis.