When the pandemic struck in 2020, The Internet Archive launched the National Emergency Library program. Which then set into motion a lawsuit by Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House accusing the Internet Archive of "mass copyright infringement."
The finding of the court is in, and this may direct the next phase of copyright law in the digital age, affecting users, publishers, and creators.
This is one for which I have mixed emotions, but I agree with the court. What will happen in the appeals? Will it bankrupt the Internet Archive?
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