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

Friends:

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.

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