SoA urges government to stop the privatisation of Channel 4

The 2022 Management Committee elections are underway, with 14 candidates standing for four seats on the SoA Board. Full members* will find candidate statements, ballot papers, and a reply-paid envelope bundled with the Autumn 2022 edition of The Author (or mailed to you separately if you live outside the UK). If you have not received your…

Publishers vs Internet Archive – huge implications for US copyright law and piracy

Publishers vs Internet Archive – huge implications for US copyright law and piracy

We are watching with interest the ongoing lawsuit in New York between Hachette, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and Wiley, against the Internet Archive. The outcome of the case could have huge implications for US copyright law and a victory for the Internet Archive would be a victory for pirate sites illegally distributing copyright-protected books. San…