Sony and other music labels sue Internet Archive for digitizing old records

The Internet Archive is facing another lawsuit over one of its conservation projects. Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and a handful of other music labels have filed a lawsuit against the nonprofit organization, accusing it of copyright infringement for digitizing, "willfully upload[ing], distribut[ing] and digitally transmitt[ing]" pre-1972 sound recordings. In particular, the labels are suing Internet Archive for the Great 78 Project, which seeks to preserve music recorded on 78rpm discs. The labels call Internet Archive's efforts "blatant infringement," involving music by artists that include Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong. They also listed a few examples of "iconic recordings" available through the Great 78 Project, such as White Christmas, Sing, Sing, Sing, and The Christmas Song. The companies said the the songs preserved on the project website are already available through streaming and other music services, so they "face no danger of being lost, forgotten, or destroyed." But the organization explained on the project portal that there's "still research value in the artifacts and usage evidence in the often rare 78rpm discs and recordings." The plaintiffs disagree, writing in their complaint that Internet Archive's activities "far exceed" the limited purposes of preservation and research. "Internet Archive unabashedly seeks to provide free and unlimited access to music for everyone, regardless of... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2023-08-12 11:01:08 UTC ]
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Sony and other music labels sue Internet Archive for digitizing old records

The Internet Archive is facing another lawsuit over one of its conservation projects. Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and a handful of other music labels have filed a lawsuit against the nonprofit organization, accusing it of copyright infringement for digitizing, "willfully... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-08-12 11:01:08 UTC ]
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Book publishers sue Internet Archive for allegedly enabling piracy

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Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over Free E-Books

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Publishers File Appeal Brief in Internet Archive Copyright Suit

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Internet Archive Seeks Reversal in Book Scanning Suit

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Digital curator Giulia Carla Rossi: ‘There is a misconception that if something is on the internet it will last for ever’

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Judgment Phase of Internet Archive Copyright Case Appears Imminent

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Internet Archive violated publisher copyrights by lending ebooks, court rules

A federal judge has ruled against the Internet Archive in its high-profile case against a group of four US publishers led by Hachette Book Group. Per Reuters, Judge John G. Koeltl declared on Friday the nonprofit had infringed on the group’s copyrights by lending out digitally scanned copies of... Continue reading at Engadget

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In a Swift Decision, Judge Eviscerates Internet Archive’s Scanning and Lending Program

After nearly three years of litigation, federal judge John G. Koeltl ruled that the Internet Archive infringed the copyrights of four plaintiff publishers by scanning print editions of their books and lending them online. The ruling comes just days after a March 20 hearing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hachette V. Internet Archive: All Our Coverage

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At Hearing, Judge Appears Skeptical of Internet Archive’s Scanning and Lending Program

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers, Internet Archive Set for Key Hearing Today

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