Amazon and publishers are blocking access to ebooks for public libraries. The failure to create a new version of Section 109 to deal with digital lending is part of the larger trend to ignore the public policy implications of moving all content behind paywalls.
Through a partnership with the Shepard Broad College of Law and the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic has hosted the second annual
Microsoft has quietly announced that books previously purchased were being deleted. Commercial laws should require that companies do not disable or delete products unless the contract makes very clear that it is a lease or rental agreement that specifies a clear end date. Sales and rentals are two very different transactions.
This week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the petition in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. to answer the question regarding the copyrightability of state-authored statutory