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Book publishers sue non-profit Internet Archive for copyright infringement

Book publishers sue non-profit Internet Archive for copyright infringement

Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons and Penguin Random House sued the non-profit, known for its Wayback Machine archive of web pages, for copyright infringement that they argued is ’intentional and systematic.’ seeking an injunction and substantial monetary damages. Internet Archive scanned more than a million titles and is making them free to use during the pandemic.

Timothy
Timothy
SickOfTribalisem
SickOfTribalisem 3 months

Well yeah.. one of the reasons i love the aechive so much... it's usually easy to find wich ever book your looking for.. be for or against piracy.. i'm not here for the ethical philosopical questions.. personally i belive books and ideas and well sinformation should enter the public domain much much quicker then the curent laws allow.. but that's a arguemtn for a nother day.. the point is that yeah they archive... they save everything.. that's the entire concept.. it's not that they keep track over what they save.. they backup random websites.. some of them have pirated texts on them..(and suee keeping a pdf/ebook/... is very much diffrent then saving a website on which there was pirated content but still .. it's not as if they encurage it..)

Mutatis
Mutatis 3 months

Might be on the publishers side on this one.

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