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ACS, Elsevier, and ResearchGate resolve litigation, introduce copyright-compliant sharing solution to aid researchers -

In a significant development, ACS and Elsevier, both members of the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, have reached a legal settlement with ResearchGate, paving the way for copyright-compliant sharing of research articles published with ACS or Elsevier on the ResearchGate platform. This… Read More

cOAlition S supports improvements to copyright framework for research -

cOAlition S has reaffirmed its commitment to improving the copyright framework for research. The international consortium, which aims to make scholarly publishing more open and accessible, has been at the forefront of the open access movement since its inception. One of the key tenets of its Plan… Read More

Over one million works now available through CCC’s Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction -

CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, now offers more than one million works in its Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction (ACLCI). The ACLCI addresses the diverse licensing needs of EdTech providers, core and supplemental curriculum developers, and custom publishing… Read More

The Association of American Publishers files suit against the State Of Maryland over unprecedented encroachment into federally protected copyrights -

The Association of American Publishers (AAP), the national trade association for the U.S. publishing industry, has filed suit against the Maryland Attorney General seeking to enjoin and overturn an unconstitutional Maryland law that directly conflicts with the federal Copyright Act by forcing any publisher, domestic and foreign,… Read More

SPARC joins Re:Create -

SPARC is the newest member of Re:Create, a nonprofit organisation founded by a diverse coalition of library groups, trade associations, nonprofits, and think tanks advocating for balanced copyright. Re:Create works with policymakers to support balanced copyright and to stop attempts to further restrict… Read More

Canadian Association of Research Libraries releases new Open Educational Resource -

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has released a new Open Educational Resource, Copyright for University Instructors and Staff. In a series of seven short self-directed modules, university employees are guided through instructional videos and brief quizzes that will help them navigate the… Read More

Association of Research Libraries recommends to end litigation against Internet Archive -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has urged for an end to the lawsuit against the Internet Archive filed early this month by four major publishers in the United States District Court Southern District of New York, especially now that the National Emergency Library (NEL) has… Read More

AAP files copyright infringement lawsuit against Internet Archive for systematic mass scanning and distribution of literary works -

Member companies of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Internet Archive (“IA”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit asks the Court to enjoin IA’s mass scanning, public display, and distribution… Read More

Educational Publishers file lawsuit against dozens of eBook sites using Google Ads to sell pirated content -

The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, asserts a claim for federal copyright infringement. The lawsuit against the pirate eBook sites states that the operators of these websites pay Google to place prominent ads in response to searches for the publishers'… Read More

SPARC urges Department of Justice to block Cengage, McGraw-Hill merger -

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has submitted a detailed filing to the U.S. Department of Justice urging federal antitrust enforcers to block the proposed merger between college textbook publishing giants Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. The merger would create the… Read More

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