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Authors Guild v. HathiTrust litigation ends in victory for fair use -

For the past several years, HathiTrust and five of its member universities have been engaged in litigation after being sued by the Authors Guild. On January 6, 2015, the parties entered a settlement on the sole issue remaining before the district court, ending the litigation in… Read More

redOrbit.com partners with iCopyright to protect, promote, syndicate and monetise content -

Science Matters Media LLC's redOrbit.com has announced a new partnership with Seattle-based iCopyright to provide an intelligent copyright system for the distribution of redOrbit's digital content. iCopyright will work with redOrbit.com to protect, promote, syndicate and monetize its content – from news and editorial articles, to… Read More

Libraries and archives leave international copyright discussions empty handed after countries fail to reach agreement again -

Discussions regarding an international copyright instrument for libraries and archives again collapsed inconclusively at the 28th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR) in Geneva, from June30 – July 4. In the early hours of July 5, Member States finally 'agreed to… Read More

Coalition opposes copyright term extension in Trans-Pacific partnership agreement -

On July 9, 2014, ARL joined 34 other organisations in sending a letter to ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating parties, expressing opposition to the copyright term of life plus 70 years proposed by the United States. These organisations - representing libraries, archives, authors, educators,… Read More

Libraries and archives set for tense copyright negotiations in Geneva -

Copyright negotiations commence once more in Geneva, Switzerland, at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), where a proposed international framework supporting copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives is likely to be the subject of intense discussion among Member States. The 28th meeting of… Read More

Libraries applaud landmark copyright ruling affirming fair use -

The Library Copyright Alliance has applauded the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust finding in favour of fair use. The Library Copyright Alliance filed an amicus brief in the case, supporting HathiTrust's position and the lower… Read More

EU rejects international solution to library and archive copyright problems -

Discussions by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR) broke down in the early hours of May 3, after the European Union (EU) attempted to block future discussion of copyright laws to aid libraries and archives fulfil their missions… Read More

Authors Guild appeals to US court to reinstate case against Google and its book digitisation project -

The Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court on April 11th to reinstate its lawsuit contending that the Internet giant is violating copyright laws with its massive book digitisation project. According to the Guild, Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers. The Guild filed papers with the 2nd… Read More

Fair use promoted at House of Representatives copyright hearing -

James G. Neal, Columbia University's university librarian and vice president for information services, served as the voice of libraries to the US House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on April 2, 2014, when the subcommittee held a hearing on preserving and reusing copyrighted work.… Read More

Authors Guild appeals to US court to reinstate case against Google and its book digitisation project -

The Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court on April 11th to reinstate its lawsuit contending that the Internet giant is violating copyright laws with its massive book digitisation project. According to the Guild, Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers. The Guild filed papers with the 2nd… Read More


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