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Internet Archive lawsuit

#1 Post by webfork » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:26 pm

While our site is reasonably self-sustaining, one of the things that lets it happen is the Internet Archive or archive.org. At least 50 programs here on the site are either hosted or referenced (or both) by the archive.org site. And when someone's program goes offline, their site is really the only reliable option available.

After opening up available ebook rentals to the Internet during a global pandemic, several publishers filed lawsuit for infringement. This probably won't kill the archive, but will definitely harm the project as discussed in the Vox article. Whatever the legal outcome, it's an important part of freeware, both downloads and documentation, and more broadly a way to hold back against the tide of every kind of content from websites that gradually fade away.

You can read more in IA's post: https://blog.archive.org/category/announcements/ and donate if you're able: https://archive.org/donate/

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#2 Post by thepiney » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:50 pm

Damn that is just screwed up thinking from those publishers. Greed plan and simple in my opinion. Sad thing is it's not a surprise with the corporate mentality these days.

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#3 Post by Midas » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:08 am

In early June, I found and posted this to a social network, commenting "I checked: the greedy litigators are three of the biggest five US publishers -- Hachette, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House -- and Wiley"...

arstechnica.com
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#4 Post by juverax » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:05 am

I am posting here most of the content of the email I just received from archive.org
(when you register to archive.org in order to be able to upload links you are automatically added to their newsletter)

October 2020

What Happens to the Books When a College Closes?
“When I heard that Marygrove was going to be closing, it broke my heart,” mused Valerie Deering, Marygrove College Class of 1972. When her beloved alma mater in Detroit shut its doors in 2019, Deering worried about what would happen to its 70,000-volume library. For more than a century, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who founded the college, had been curating a unique collection of books about social justice, African American history and Detroit. What should they do with the library?

It turns out that selling the most desirable volumes would reap only $3000. Recycling them would cost the college $595,000. Nearby Wayne State University couldn’t take them. Marygrove’s solution: donate the entire library to the Internet Archive to be digitized, preserved and shared online.

“When I heard that the library was going to be digitized, I felt like it was going to be a stroke of genius,“ said Deering. “That there was not going to be a book burning, that these books weren't going to end up at the Salvation Army where nobody really knew or understood or would appreciate what they've been to generations of students.”

Today, we are pleased to announce that the Marygrove College Library Digital Collection is open for borrowing: https://archive.org/details/marygrovecollege, as accessible to a retiree in Des Moines as it is to a student in Detroit. And the Internet Archive stands ready to help others because we believe in the importance of keeping entire libraries intact.

“A library is much more than the books on the shelves—it is the center of a community,” said Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive’s founder and Digital Librarian. “It reflects a history of a hundred years of interests and passions and collections that have been built by librarians, faculty, and students. Having that collection all online brings that community online, but also allows that artifact to be used by people all over the world. That is the idea of this next generation of Marygrove College Library.”

See how the legacy of Marygrove will live on in this new short film https://archive.org/details/marygrove .

WATCH HERE What We're Reading

SFGATE: The Internet Archive Makes Access To Education Resources Available To All: https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/art ... 608975.php

WASHINGTON POST: How does Google’s monopoly hurt you? Try these searches: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... monopoly/

OPEN CULTURE: 10,000 Vintage Recipe Books Are Now Digitized in The Internet Archive’s Cookbook & Home Economics Collection: https://www.openculture.com/2020/10/100 ... tized.html

NEWSDAY: Communities creating archives to document COVID-19 journey for future generations https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suf ... 1.50018107

WDET: Publisher Lawsuit Against Internet Archive Puts Future of Book Ownership In Question https://wdet.org/posts/2020/10/15/90154 ... -question/

MASHABLE: What Apple, Google, and Amazon’s websites looked like in 1999 https://mashable.com/article/90s-web-design/[url][/url]

DAILY TITAN: Op-Ed: How libraries can learn not to hate commencement https://dailytitan.com/opinion/op-ed-op ... d7b84.html

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Internet Archive, we would greatly appreciate your support. Thank you for helping us provide Universal Access To All Knowledge.

Message from Internet Archive Founder, Brewster Kahle: DONATE TO THE INTERNET ARCHIVE
https://archive.org/donate/?origin=emai ... sletter-v3

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#5 Post by Midas » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:09 am

That is a great piece of news. Deep respect for Brewster Kale for making it happen. :sunglasses:

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#6 Post by SYSTEM » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:10 am

Midas wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:09 am
That is a great piece of news. Deep respect for Brewster Kale for making it happen.
OT: Somehow Feedbro shows the sunglasses emoticon in your post in an absolutely gigantic size. (It usually renders them very big even normally, but this is whole another level: see the attachment...)
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#7 Post by webfork » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:32 am

SYSTEM wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:10 am
OT: Somehow Feedbro shows the sunglasses emoticon in your post in an absolutely gigantic size. (It usually renders them very big even normally, but this is whole another level: see the attachment...)
lol - is it somehow pulling the vector-based images? Good lord.

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#8 Post by Midas » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:26 am

Wow! Way to mess a real feed, bro... :shock:

I will abstain from using emojis for the near future, just let me know if they fix this.

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