Internet Archive, Library Copyright Alliance and others Comment on the CASE Act – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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Internet Archive, Library Copyright Alliance and Others Submit Public Comments re: Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act Regulations (CASE Act) Notice of Inquiry

According to infoDOCKET “The U.S. Copyright Office is issuing a notification of inquiry regarding its implementation of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act. The CASE Act establishes the Copyright Claims Board (“CCB”), an alternative forum in which parties may voluntarily seek to resolve certain copyright infringement and other claims…”
Organizations Filing Comments range from the Internet Archive and the Library Copyright Alliance to Amazon and Google. As of April 30, 2021, 38 comments are available here.


Print books sold twice as many units in 2020 compared to eBooks

According to Good e-Reader “Smartphones, tablets, or e-readers might be making all the noise these days though it is the legacy print-on-paper stuff that is still calling the shots and not eBooks. According to research by Statista’s Advertising & Media Outlook, there have been almost twice as many printed books sold in 2020 compared to eBooks. This, in spite of the fact that we spent most of last year leading a very restricted life given the Covid-19 induced pandemic…”


College & Research Libraries – May 2021 is Now Avai1able

ACRL Insider notes that ” The May 2021 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion…”


Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Awards $552,905 for Recordings at Risk

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the award of nearly $553,000 to fund 17 Recordings at Risk projects. This eighth cohort of recipients will build on the work of the 110 previously funded projects, which have already digitally preserved more than 17,400 at-risk audio or visual recordings…”


Taylor & Francis Group announces transformative agreements consortia across Europe

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group has reached several transformative agreements with consortia across Europe, as it continues to expand its commitment to open access. Academics in The Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, and Austria will benefit from ‘read and publish’ partnerships signed in recent months…”

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