5 Challenges for Global Copyright

A federal court has approved a consent judgment in the long-running copyright infringement case filed by four publishers against the Internet Archive over its scanning and lending of library books.

The consent judgment provides for a stipulated permanent injunction preventing the Internet Archive from offering unauthorized copies of the Plaintiffs’ books to the global public.

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“This cements what Judge Joh Koeltl found in his March 24 summary judgment: that the scanning and lending of the 127 books picked for this lawsuit constitutes copyright infringement, both in terms of the IA’s regular activities—its open library program—and in terms of the now discontinued National Emergency Library,” Publisher Weekly’s Andrew Albanese tells me.


Author: Christopher Kenneally

Christopher Kenneally hosts CCC's Velocity of Content podcast series, which debuted in 2006 and is the longest continuously running podcast covering the publishing industry. As CCC's Senior Director, Marketing, he is responsible for organizing and hosting programs that address the business needs of all stakeholders in publishing and research. His reporting has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Independent (London), WBUR-FM, NPR, and WGBH-TV.
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