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A Fight for Digital Library Rights

Published: April 27, 2024

[Internet Archive hosts online digital copies of Friends Bulletin and Western Friend, going back to 1929. Click here to see the collection.]

Last week, Internet Archive took a significant step in our ongoing fight for libraries' digital rights by submitting the final appellate reply brief in the Hachette v. Internet Archive lawsuit. This reaffirms the Archive's commitment to its mission of providing universal access to all knowledge despite legal challenges. The nearly four-year legal process reflects the struggle against publishers' license-only models, which perpetuate inequality in knowledge access. Our defense isn't just about its digital lending program but about safeguarding the digital rights of all libraries and ensuring equal access to knowledge for future generations.

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from Chris Freeland, Internet Archive (4/24/2024)

Topics:  Civic Engagement & Nonviolent Action