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Press Release: Internet Archive [July 6, 2022]

News conference on major development in big publishers' legal attack on libraries and digital lending

San Francisco. The Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library which preserves and provides access to cultural artifacts of all kinds in electronic form, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation will host a video news conference this Friday, July 8 to discuss a significant new development in a federal lawsuit filed against the library in 2020 by four major publishers.

The lawsuit is an attempt to exert corporate control over a public good, and endangers the future of all libraries, not just the Internet Archive. Libraries are the last bastion against misinformation in an era when the future of our democracy is threatened, and publishers must not be allowed to engage in digital book-burning under the misapplied guise of copyright protection.

WHAT: News conference on major development in publishers' lawsuit against Internet Archive

WHEN: Friday, July 8, 2022; 9 a.m. PT

WHO:

  • Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
  • Corynne McSherry, Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Benjamin Saracco, medical school librarian
  • Tom Scocca, author and journalist

WHERE: Digital conference via Zoom (RSVP to jrichman@eff.org to receive link)


Summary: The Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library which preserves and provides access to cultural artifacts of all kinds in electronic form, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation will host a video news conference this Friday, July 8 to discuss a significant new development in a federal lawsuit filed against the library in 2020 by four major publishers.
Publication Year:2022
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:July 6, 2022
Publisher:Internet Archive
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Company: Internet Archive
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