News: Authors Guild Sues HathiTrust and Five Universities

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 13 22:52:19 UTC 2011

List members who use HathiTrust may be interested in the following
news. HathiTrust does not display snippets of copyrighted works, but
their massive joint database does contain copies of copyrighted works,
and now it is the target of a lawsuit. The Authors Guild also dislikes
the new project involving "orphan" works.

Copyright Clash: Authors Guild and Others Sue HathiTrust and Five Universities
By David Rapp Sep 13, 2011at

The Authors Guild—along with Australian and Canadian authors'
organizations and eight individual authors—filed suit yesterday
against the HathiTrust digital repository and five of its member
universities to stop them from "reproducing, distributing and/or
displaying" copyrighted works, among other alleged infringements—and
charged them with "engaging in one of the largest copyright
infringements in history."

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