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  • Google and Walmart – Wait, what?

    In a new filing this week, one of the objectors to the Google Books settlement raised the spectre of the recent Supreme Court decision barring an epic class action sex...

  • How Many Times Must Libraries Pay for the Same Coffee, er, Content?

    In a recent “Soapbox” column for Publishers Weekly, Tom Allen of the Association of American Publishers seems to suggest that the academic publishing ecosystem may suffer grave harm due to...

  • Publishers Lose Another Claim As GSU Trial Comes to a Close

    A one-sentence entry in an otherwise routine record of trial proceedings on May 26 reveals a significant victory for Georgia State University in its ongoing dispute with three academic publishers....

  • PATRIOT Act Extended til 2015

    Leaders in the U.S. Congress pushed through a renewal of three expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act late last Thursday night, May 26, reauthorizing them with no substantive change...

  • Apple, Google grilled on mobile privacy

    A Guest Post by ARL Law and Policy Fellow Kristen Riccard On May 11, the US Senate Judiciary Committee’s newly formed Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, held its...

  • Leahy Bill Would Give Vital Protection to Internet Communication

    On Tuesday, May 17, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a bill that would update the privacy protections currently available for Internet communications such as...

  • What Libraries Need In Copyright Reform

    Today the Library Copyright Alliance released a statement describing the key features copyright reform proposals should include in order to constitute significant improvement over current law for libraries and their...

  • The Missing Preface

    Or, How Publishers Are Misusing 20th Century Guidelines To End Fair Use At GSU Earlier this week, the publisher plaintiffs in the Georgia State University e-reserves case – Cambridge University...

  • In Comments to FTC, ARL Suggests Privacy Oversight for Google Books

    Yesterday, ARL filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to suggest that it require strong protection for reader privacy in the Google Books service. You can comment, too, but...

  • YouTube Flunks Out with “Copyright School”

    For a company whose entire business model depends on fair use, Google (parent company of YouTube) doesn’t seem too interested in helping others exercise their fair use rights. Yesterday YouTube...


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