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Media Reports: “Internet Archive Fights to Preserve Digital Libraries in Second Circuit Hearing” – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 7/1/24

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Citing the Courthouse News Service, infoDOCKET reports that ” The online library Internet Archive asked a panel of Second Circuit judges on Friday to toss a lower court’s ruling that stated its digital stash of scanned books infringed on the copyrights of some of the largest book publishers in the county.

The service is functionally and legally identical to that of traditional brick and mortar libraries, the Internet Archive’s attorney Joe Gratz told the court.

“This case asks whether it is unlawful for a library to lend a book it has bought and paid for to one person at a time, as libraries have always done,” Gratz argued Friday. “And the answer is no. Libraries have never had to pay publishers to lend the books they own, and that result should not change with the advent of digital technology. …”


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