Hachette v. Internet Archive Liveblog and Discussion

At 1PM ET, we’ll be joined by Kyle K. Courtney (Harvard University/Library Futures), Dave Hansen (Authors Alliance), Michelle Wu (Georgetown Retired), and Jason Schultz (NYU School of Law). To listen to the arguments while watching the blog, Dial-in: 888-363-4749, with access code 8140049.

After the arguments, we’ll post a 20 minute discussion with our group of experts, moderated by Jennie Rose Halperin, Director of Library Futures. If you’re having trouble seeing the liveblog, please try disabling your popup blocker.

    20 thoughts on “Hachette v. Internet Archive Liveblog and Discussion”

    1. Archive.org is an invaluable, cultural storehouse. Just like JSTOR harassed a young man who made knowledge free until he was dead, large publishers continued to inhibit the public’s right to obtain free knowledge. I support Archive.org, I am an academic, the resource has not only changed my life positively, it was provided me pure happiness and connected me to countless other libraries across the world, that no other resource could do. THANK YOU AND MAY YOU BE PROTECTED AS AN ASSET TO THE PUBLIC! ✨🙏✨

    2. I have a lab meeting at the time of the argumentation but on behalf of everyone who could not tune in on account of work or school, let me just say thank you. The Internet Archive is beyond excellent as an online library, a repository of history (written and digital), an internet record (thanks to the Wayback Machine), and a source for research. Accessible information is more important than ever before, and you deserve our applause. We’re rooting for you!

    3. “Lining Pockets” “Scheming”

      …wait a minute which side is focused on $$$ (and lets be honest not for their authors!) and complex licensing schemes are used to and functionally prohibit access to information?

      Thank you for fighting for libraries, for access, for the Internet Archive, for the first sale doctrine, and for the codified 17 USC 108 superpowers that enable libraries to exist and benefit society!

    4. I’m so impressed by the consistency of the Internet Archive’s transparency. It is excrutiating and fascinating to listen to this argument live with the expert blog, and I’m so grateful for your sharing this so we can most-informedly support IA’s noble and essential mission.

    5. I’m so impressed with the depth and consistency of the Internet Archive’s transparency. Thank you for sharing this excrutiating and fascinating hearing and the accompanying blog so we can continue to most-informedly support IA’s noble and essential mission.

    6. Michael L Blackwell

      We only ask that libraries be able fairly to do what we have done for centuries: buy books and share them in fair ways for the spread of knowledge and good of the public. Good luck, Internet Archive, in a case that is vital for the continued mission of libraries in an increasingly digital age.

    7. Transmission is the activity! Not copying. Copying is only a method to transmit aka loan digitially!

    8. Michelle Wu hit the nail on the head with the “traditional copyright view” versus the new equitable third millenium situation.

    9. You all are AMAZING for doing this…Michelle, Kyle, Dave and Jason: a huge THANK YOU for helping us all out here in non-lawyer-land understand what was happening!

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