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…
We call on the next Government to support Britain’s cultural heart: with funding and legislation, with transparency and ambition.
Members of the Council of the Society of Authors have written to the Business Secretary, Greg Clark, urging him to take action against online book piracy. The letter has been signed by SoA President Philip Pullman and a further 32 members of the SoA Council.
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.