March 24, 2023
Publishers Prevail in Summary Judgement Against Internet Archive for Copyright Infringement
Today the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York granted summary judgement for publishers Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House, and rejected the summary judgement request from the Internet Archive.
Following is the statement of Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers:
“The publishing community is grateful to the Court for its unequivocal affirmation of the Copyright Act and respect for established precedent. In rejecting arguments that would have pushed fair use to illogical markers, the Court has underscored the importance of authors, publishers, and creative markets in a global society. In celebrating the opinion, we also thank the thousands of public libraries across the country that serve their communities everyday through lawful eBook licenses. We hope the opinion will prove educational to the defendant and anyone else who finds public laws inconvenient to their own interests.”
Read the full decision here.