Hearing Set in AAP Suit Over Maryland E-book Law as Clock Ticks on New York Bill

A federal judge won't hear the AAP's bid to stop Maryland's library e-book law until February, meaning the law will take effect on January 1. Meanwhile, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has until December 29 to sign New York's own library e-book law. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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AAP Sues to Block Maryland, New York Library E-book Laws

The AAP filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to stop Maryland's library e-book law for taking effect January 1 and also disclosed that it was one of more than 20 organizations to sign a letter to New York governor Kathy Hochul urging her to veto a similar bill. Both pieces of legislation require... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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After Hearing, Maryland’s E-book Law Hangs in the Balance

After a nearly three-hour virtual hearing on February 7, federal judge Deborah L. Boardman is now set to rule on the Association of American Publishers’ December 16 bid to temporarily block Maryland from enforcing its recently enacted library e-book law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New York's library e-book licensing bill vetoed as Maryland challenge looms

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has welcomed the decision by New York Governor Kathy Hochul to veto a bill that would have forced publishers and authors to grant e-book licences to libraries under state-imposed terms. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-31 06:31:54 UTC ]
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Challenge on Maryland library e-books law set for February

A law forcing publishers in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public libraries in the US state of Maryland is expected to come into effect as planned on 1st January 2022 after a court challenge was set for February. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-22 09:32:19 UTC ]
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Maryland Library E-book Bill Becomes Law

The new law requires any publisher offering to license "an electronic literary product" to consumers to also offer to license the content to public libraries on "reasonable" terms. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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AAP Seeking $300K in Legal Fees After Winning Maryland E-book Case

After successfully challenging Maryland’s library e-book law in court, the Association of American Publishers is now seeking to recover roughly $300,000 in court costs and legal fees from the state. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In Final Order, Court Declares Maryland's Library E-book Law Unconstitutional

The final order declares Maryland's groundbreaking, controversial library e-book law preempted by the Federal Copyright Act and blocks its enforcement, all but ending a months-long lawsuit filed by the Association of American Publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Maryland Library E-book Law Faces Permanent Injunction

After declining to appeal a preliminary injunction issued last month, Maryland attorneys now have until April 11 to show why a permanent injunction should not be issued. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Court Blocks Maryland’s Library E-book Law

In ruling for the AAP, judge Deborah L. Boardman held that "striking the balance between the critical functions of libraries and the importance of preserving the exclusive rights of copyright holders" is "squarely in the province of Congress and not this Court or a state legislature." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Maryland Lawyers Say E-book Law Is a Defense of Public Libraries

In a 25-page brief, Maryland lawyers contend that the AAP is seeking to find a copyright violation where none exists, and reiterated their contention that the state has both the authority and a compelling interest to protect public libraries from "unfair" market practices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PA backs filing against Maryland law forcing publishers to license library e-books

The Publishers Association and the Federation of European Publishers have voiced their support for the Association of American Publishers’ challenge of an “unprecedented, unjustified” Maryland law which could force publishers both in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-20 16:08:03 UTC ]
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Define 'Reasonable': Can Maryland's New E-book Law Help Change the Marketplace?

Maryland's recently passed library e-book law will require any publisher offering to license "an electronic literary product" to consumers in the state to also offer to license the content to public libraries "on reasonable terms." The question now is: what are reasonable terms? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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New York Legislature Passes Library E-book Bill

New York this week became the second state to pass a bill that would ensure public libraries the right to license and lend e-books that are available to consumers in the state. The bill is now headed to governor Andrew Cuomo's desk. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Letter to the Editor: Maryland's E-Book Bill 'Likely Unconstitutional'

The AAP general counsel calls Maryland's e-book bill an "unprecedented government intervention into the manner and terms by which authors and publishers distribute valuable works of fiction and nonfiction to the public." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Library E-book Bill Clears Maryland Legislature, Heading to Governor

After passing the Maryland General Assembly unanimously on March 10, the bill sailed through the final steps of reconciliation this week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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WIRED Book Club: The Secret Behind Three-Body Problem’s Ticking Clock

After the first 10 chapters, we fancy ourselves scientist-philosophers, theorizing about aliens, humans, and the nature of the universe. The post WIRED Book Club: The Secret Behind Three-Body Problem's Ticking Clock appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

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Algonquin sets suite deal for book lovers

Travelers with a literary bent may find the Algonquin Hotel quite compatible. The storied property has teamed with publisher Simon & Schuster to offer a package befitting its literary history. The newly dubbed Simon & Schuster Suite, with prices starting at $459, is stocked with classic... Continue reading at Crains New York

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Tennessee, Missouri Introduce Library E-book Bills; Illinois Bill Advances

Despite opposition from the AAP, library e-book bills are now pending in five state legislatures, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Illinois, Tennessee, and Missouri. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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After Israel’s Book Law: Hebrew Book Week Sees More Modest Discounts

From Haaretz: With Israel's fixed-price 'Book Law' repealed, reports are that this year's Hebrew Book Week sees less aggressive discounts than in the past. The post After Israel’s Book Law: Hebrew Book Week Sees More Modest Discounts appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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