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Editors at Philosophy & Public Affairs Resign; Will Launch New OA Journal
Daily Nous | May 22, 2024South Carolina
Research Study on E-Book Publishing: a New Project from Ithaka S+R
Ithaka S+R | May 21, 2024New York
The mystery of the targeted ad and the library patron
The Register | May 18, 2024London
Digital reading soars in Seattle, creating problems for local libraries
KUOW | April 23, 2024Washington
Meet the Teenager Challenging Iowa’s Anti-LGBTQ Legislation
Truthout | April 19, 2024California
The People’s Joker’ and the Perils of Playing With a Studio’s Copyright
The New York Times | April 1, 2024New York
Vermont Poised to Curtail Library Book Bans, Bad Ebook Contracts, and Protect Teen Library Records
Book Riot | March 27, 2024New York
The film fans who refuse to surrender to streaming: ‘One day you’ll barter bread for our DVDs’
The Guardian | March 27, 2024United States
Local libraries struggle to afford soaring demand for eBooks and audiobooks
KWQC | March 20, 2024Illinois
Publishers’ reply brief in Hachette v. Internet Archive: First Impressions
Kyle K. Courtney | March 15, 2024Massachusetts
Central Pennsylvania libraries grapple with the rising cost of eBooks
FOX 43 News | March 12, 2024Pennsylvania
Libraries struggle to afford the demand for e-books and seek new state laws in fight with publishers
AP News | March 12, 2024New York
E-Books Can Subvert Book Bans, But Corporate Profit-Seeking Stands in the Way
TruthOut | March 10, 2024California
CT librarians push for bill to expand ebook and audiobook access
The Charger Bulletin | March 4, 2024Connecticut
Fair Use Week 2024: Day One With Guest Expert Kenneth D. Crews
Fair Use Week | February 25, 2024Massachusetts
Supreme Court to decide if states can control fate of social media
Washington Post | February 25, 2023Washington, D.C.
Libraries clash with publishers over restrictive ebook rights
Ireland Independent | February 24, 2024Ireland
A Book Is a Book Is a Book—Except When It’s an e-Book
The Nation | August 30, 2023New York
Are Libraries the Future of Media?
Popula | August 7, 2023New York
The eBook Study Group: A New Way to Fight for Libraries
Information Today | July 11, 2023New Jersey
The World's Digital Memory Bank is at Risk
The New York Times | June 21, 2023New York
LexisNexis Is Selling Your Personal Data to ICE So It Can Try to Predict Crimes
The Intercept | June 20, 2023Texas
Behind E-Books, Libraries Find Restrictions and High Costs
Government Technology | June 15, 2023California
Publishers are suing the Internet Archive over digital book lending
The Washington Post | July 25, 2022Washington, D.C.
You Can't Buy These Books
The Nation | July 18, 2022New York
Big Publishers Are Putting The Internet Archive On Trial
VICE | July 14, 2022New York
Enjoy Digital Ownership And Public Libraries While You Still Can
TechDirt | June 29, 2022California
Library Futures Releases Policy Statement and Draft eBook Legislative Language: Mitigating the Library eBook Conundrum Through Legislative Action in the States
Info Docket | July 7, 2022Washington, D.C.
Not Fit For Purpose: Libraries Explain How Copyright Failed Libraries During The Pandemic
TechDirt | June 1, 2022California
A Position Statement from Knowledge Rights 21 on eBooks and eLending
Knowledge Rights 21 | May 17, 2022Netherlands
What Does My Library Need to Know about Ebook Laws?
American Libraries | May 17, 2022Illinois
Publishing Giants Are Fighting Libraries on E-Books
Sludge | May 17, 2022London
Copyright Office Issues Final Rule for Small Claims Procedures for Library and Archives Opt-Outs and Class Actions
Copyright.gov | March 9, 2022Washington, D.C.
Maryland Library Association Releases a Statement
ReadersFirst | March 2, 2022United States
ALA backs state Attorney General’s defense of Maryland law ensuring fair e-book access for libraries
American Library Association | February 7, 2022Illinois
Maryland Defends Its Library E-book Law, Seeks Dismissal of AAP Lawsuit
Publishers Weekly | January 17, 2022New York
Libraries, Publishers Battle Over Terms for E-Books’ Use (1)
Bloomberg Law | January 18, 2022New York
Libraries demand a new deal on ebooks
Boston Globe | December 31, 2021Massachusetts
The Top Ten Library Stories of 2021
Publishers' Weekly | December 10, 2021New York
Libraries enlist states in fight over ebook rules
AXIOS | December 21, 2021Virginia
#ebooksos crisis: price gouging publishers
Waled Culture | December 10, 2021Europe
After COVID boom, ebook aggregators face licensing questions from Congress
The Verge | November 18, 2021New York
Guest Post — The Library Technology Market’s Failure to Support Controlled Digital Lending
The Scholarly Kitchen | October 25, 2021New Jersey
Wyden, Eshoo Press Big Five Publishers on Costly, Overly Restrictive E-Book Contracts with Libraries
Senate Committee on Finance | September 23, 2021Washington, D.C.
The Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-books
The New Yorker | September 2, 2021New York
Controlled digital lending – is it ‘piracy’?
Newsroom | July 23, 2021New Zealand
AAP Vows to Protect Copyright from All Challengers
Publishers Weekly | June 3, 2021New York
Publishers Are Using E-books to Extort Schools and Libraries
The Daily Beast | April 18, 2021New York
Want to borrow that e-book from the library? Sorry, Amazon won’t let you.
The Washington Post | March 10, 2021Washington, D.C.
New Nonprofit to Advocate for Digital Content in Libraries
Publishers Weekly | January 27, 2021New York
Billion-Dollar Book Companies are Ripping off School Districts
The New Republic | December 20, 2020Washington, D.C.
Podcast Episode: You Bought It, But Do You Own It?
Electronic Frontier Foundation | December 8, 2020California
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