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Complaint in the United States after a mass distribution of books online

Four major publishing houses have filed a complaint Monday in the United States against a digital library that provides free access to over a million books for readers confined.

Prosecuted for copyright infringement, the platform referred to, the Internet Archive, created in march, a "national bookstore" emergency offering free of charge, 1.4 million digital books, in response according to her the closure of libraries during the pandemic of sars coronavirus.

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The publishing houses Hachette (Lagardère group), HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons and Penguin Random House have seen this initiative as an act of piracy operated under the pretext of the general interest.

"the Internet Archive puts in place and promotes the infringement of copyright on a large scale," said Maria Pallante, president of the professional association of american publishers, whose members are the four complainants.

"scanning and broadcasting of literary works, the subject of which it cannot avail itself of any statutory or contractual right, IA (Internet Archive, editor's NOTE) away from deliberate financial and intellectual investment of authors and publishers, and stomps cheerfully the laws on copyright adopted by the Congress", she continued.

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the Internet Archive, a california corporation that specializes in web archiving, " says his side have consulted with officials of libraries, as well as legal experts who have concluded that the library of emergency worked in a legal framework, reconciling the public interest and that of the beneficiaries of the rights of authors.

John Bergmayer, of the association for the protection of consumers, Public Knowledge, regret, and the filing of a complaint. According to him, the creation of this digital library, free of charge was justified during the pandemic, most of the printed books are inaccessible.

"We call on the legislators to work for a law clarifying the right of libraries to make print books accessible to clients electronically, so that they can be useful to voters in times of emergency," explained Mr. Bergmayer.

"there is no difference between what the Internet Archive and throw a brick through the window of a grocery store, and distribute food, and then congratulated himself on having rendered a service to the public", on the contrary, assured Douglas Preston, of the Authors Guild, a professional organisation representing the authors.

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Why are these editions still want more agent environments, confined ... ??

Hérétiquele 02/06/2020 at 05:56

In the age of digital copyright become an uncertain quantity. It is necessary to create means less random to the financial protection of authors.

natan770le 02/06/2020 at 01:54 pm

ALL books are accessible... provided you pay. Piracy discourages the creation. We can not unfortunately the limit; then, I suppose that, in the future, it will have to settle for the ready-to-read product by bots.

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