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Internet Archive Seeks Summary Judgment in Federal Lawsuit Filed By Publishing Companies | Internet Archive Blogs

Posted on July 8, 2022 by chrisfreeland

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The motion for summary judgment, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Durie Tangri LLP, explains that our Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) program is a lawful fair use that preserves traditional library lending in the digital world.

The brief explains how the Internet Archive is advancing the purposes of copyright law by furthering public access to knowledge and facilitating the creation of new creative and scholarly works.

The Internet Archive’s digital lending hasn’t cost the publishers one penny in revenues; in fact, concrete evidence shows that the Archive’s digital lending does not and will not harm the market for books.

Source: Internet Archive Seeks Summary Judgment in Federal Lawsuit Filed By Publishing Companies – Internet Archive Blogs

This Day in History: Mark Twain Debuts Iconic Style at Library of Congress | Library of Congress Blog

Mark Twain. Photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1906.
Mark Twain. Photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1906.

Post about Mark Twain’s debut of his white suit at a hearing at the Library of Congress.

Source: This Day in History: Mark Twain Debuts Iconic Style at Library of Congress | Library of Congress Blog

Victory for Users: Librarian of Congress Renews and Expands Protections for Fair Uses | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The new rules for exemptions to copyright’s DRM-circumvention laws were issued today, and the Librarian of Congress has granted much of what EFF asked for over the course of months of extensive briefs and hearings. The exemptions we requested—ripping DVDs and Blurays for making fair use remixes and analysis; preserving video games and running multiplayer servers after publishers have abandoned them; jailbreaking cell phones, tablets, and other portable computing devices to run third party software; and security research and modification and repairs on cars—have each been accepted, subject to some important caveats.

Source: Victory for Users: Librarian of Congress Renews and Expands Protections for Fair Uses | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Orphan Works for Libraries & Archives | Center for Media & Social Impact

“Statement of Best Practices

Resources

Orphan Works – Over 150 librarians, archivists and other memory institution professionals have contributed to the development of this Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works. Download this statement, which provides clear and easy to understand guidance for memory institutions that seek to provide digital preservation and access to collections containing copyrighted, orphan works under the doctrine of fair use.”

via Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Orphan Works for Libraries & Archives | Center for Media & Social Impact.

Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age : NPR

“Information wants to be free. At least that’s what Internet activists and many consumers say in support of free online content.

But when we stream a new film online or listen to music on Spotify, we don’t always consider — or care about — the artists who are losing out.”

via Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age : NPR.