Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Authors Guild and Society of Authors Allege Copyright Infringement by the Internet Archive - Publishing Perspectives

Today, Panzer had barely entered the Catosphere when the Panzermobile was shaken and buffeted by yelling and crying. Following all the noise took our brave kitty boy to the Publishing Perspectives site. There he found a post about the Internet Archive.

Never leave anything laying around.
According to Porter Anderson, the Authors Guild and the Society of Authors have issued letters telling the Internet Archive's Open Library to stop scanning and loaning copies of physical books without the copyright owners' permission. Copyright owners receive no payment for the use of their books by the Internet Archive. Both author organizations claim copyright infringement. The Society of Authors has threatened legal action if the Internet Archive's Open Library doesn't stop their practice by February 1.

Panzer says, "There's an old cat saying, 'Humans will steal anything, so always hide your toys.'"

Note: This is a h-u-m-o-n-g-o-u-s post. Bring a thermos of tea, a dozen muffins and a blanket for a nap in the middle for today's reading selection.

To read the post tootle over to Authors Guild and Society of Authors

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