Internet Archive’s ebook loans face UK copyright challenge

The Society of Authors (SoA) is threatening legal action against the Internet Archive unless it stops what the writers’ body claimed is the unauthorised lending of books unlawfully scanned for its Open Library. According to its website, the organisation began digitizing books in 2005, because “not everyone has access to a public or academic library with a good collection, so to provide universal access we need to provide digital versions of books”.

Source: Internet Archive’s ebook loans face UK copyright challenge

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