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Internet Archive, Publishers Seek Wins in Copyright Case (1)

July 8, 2022, 4:26 PMUpdated: July 8, 2022, 6:26 PM

A group of major book publishers and the Internet Archive, a digital library that removed limits on borrowing 1.4 million e-books in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are both seeking early wins in a copyright infringement lawsuit, according to filings in New York federal court.

The parties filed motions for summary judgment Thursday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The four publishers argued that the Internet Archive has participated in “mass-scale copyright infringement” by scanning physical copies of books and publishing multiple digital copies for free.

But the Internet Archive said its Controlled Digital ...