Rights Management & Royalties

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.

Judge Wants More Transparency In Audible Captions Settlement
February 25, 2020 at 11:00 pm

In a brief order this week, Judge Valerie Caproni ruled that the plaintiff publishers and Audible could redact the final amount to be paid under a settlement agreement filed earlier this month, but that other details must be made public if the parties wish the court to retain jurisdiction over the entire settlement.

Judge Denies Bid to Seal Settlement in Audible Captions Case
February 12, 2020 at 11:00 pm

“The public has a presumptive right to judicial documents,” Judge Valerie Caproni wrote in her brief order, giving the parties until February 21 to file, under seal, a copy of the settlement agreement with all proposed redactions highlighted.

Publishers, Audible Say Settlement Is Close in Captions Case
December 27, 2019 at 11:00 pm

In a letter to the court, Audible attorneys said the parties "have been engaged in earnest settlement discussions to address this complicated, multi-party dispute with potentially significant implications,” and asked for more time to finish an agreement.

Maria Strong Appointed Acting Register of Copyrights
December 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Strong will step in while a permanent replacement is sought for Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple, who announced last week that she is leaving the Copyright Office to accept a new position at the Motion Picture Association.