Rights Management & Royalties

Coalition Forms to Battle Library E-book Bills
March 15, 2023

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 14, 2022 at 11:00 pm

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 29, 2021 at 11:00 pm

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…

Judge Extends Discovery Deadline in Internet Archive Book Scanning Suit
December 1, 2021 at 11:00 pm

At a December 2 pre-motion conference, a federal magistrate judge agreed to extend the discovery deadline in the lawsuit filed by four major publishers against the Internet Archive over the Internet Archive's scanning and lending of print library books.