ARL and Ithaka S+R Explore Copyright and Streaming Audiovisual Content in US Academic Libraries

"Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Ithaka S+R released Copyright and Streaming Audiovisual Content in the US Context, by Danielle Cooper and Katherine Klosek.The paper summarizes the experiences of 12 academic libraries in accessing streaming media for teaching, learning, and research purposes, including discussion of the barriers to access and use imposed by certain license terms."

Does digital lending by libraries and the Internet Archive violate copyright?


On September 16, 2022, Publisher's Weekly  posted a comment entitled "In Defense of Library Lending" by Kyle K. Courtney, copyright advisor for Harvard University and cofounder/chair of Library Futures, a project of NYU Law’s Engelberg Center. 

The article discusses the ongling litigation between the Internet Archive and Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House.  Hachette et. al claimed that by lending single digital copies of books it owned, the Internet Archive was violating the publishers' copyright.

Working with Your Editor: Previously Published Material in Your Manuscript

This week, we revisit an evergreen Working with Your Editor post by University of Pennsylvania Press editor-in-chief Walter Biggins in which he addresses the persistent questions of whether and how much previously published material an author can include in a manuscript. This was the most popular post of 2020, and judging from online chatter, authors are still asking.

The Surprising History of Google's Push to Scan Millions of Library Books

"Nearly 20 years ago, Google made an ambitious play to digitize the content of some of the world’s largest research libraries. It seemed like the beginning of a new era, when scholars and the public could make new connections and discoveries in the kind of mass digital library that had previously been the stuff of science fiction. But it soon became clear the actual plan would turn out to be far more controversial than its organizers probably ever imagined.

Peter Baldwin
Adrian Johns

Johns on Baldwin, 'The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle'

Peter Baldwin. The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. 552 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16182-2.

Reviewed by Adrian Johns (University of Chicago) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2015) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Jody Greene
W. A. Speck

Speck on Greene, 'The Trouble with Ownership: Literary Property and Authorial Liability in England, 1660-1730'

Jody Greene. The Trouble with Ownership: Literary Property and Authorial Liability in England, 1660-1730. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. vi + 272 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3862-4.

Reviewed by W. A. Speck (University of Northumbria) Published on H-Albion (September, 2006)

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