Internet Archive Loses Publisher Court Case Over its Online Library, Announces Appeal

“Libraries are more than the customer service departments for corporate database products. For democracy to thrive at global scale, libraries must be able to sustain their historic role in society—owning, preserving, and lending books.”
– Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, responding to a federal judge siding with four major publishers in a lawsuit against the nonprofit digital library over its Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) program. “This ruling is a blow for libraries, readers, and authors,” states Kahle, “and we plan to appeal it.”
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