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Publishers charge the Internet Archive with copyright infringement

Publishers Weekly — Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House filed a lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York charging the Internet Archive with copyright infringement. The suit asks the court to issue preliminary and permanent injunctions to prevent the IA’s scanning, public display, and distribution of literary works, which it makes available to the public through such businesses as its Open Library and National Emergency Library.

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