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…
The Society of Authors has joined the Authors Guild – the SoA’s sister union in the US – in calling for Internet Archive’s so-called ‘National Emergency Library’ to be taken offline.
The Society of Authors has joined a chorus of criticism from authors’ and publishers’ groups in branding the Internet Archive’s (IA) move to make its collection freely available online ‘disgraceful and unlawful’.
In recent days we have been made aware of yet another book piracy website, ebook bike.
The SoA is continuing to put pressure on Open Library to cease the practice of unlawfully scanning copies of physical books and loaning them out as e-books. This practice is a direct infringement of copyright.