Tuesday, October 3, 2023       Events

What Hachette v. Internet Archive Means for the Continuing Practice of CDL

12-1p ET / 9-10a PT  ·  

Whether through a physical or digital copy, lending materials one object at a time is a core library activity. Despite the publisher challenge in Hachette v. Internet Archive that has put a spotlight on this issue, libraries are continuing the practice of controlled digital lending. As the Internet Archive appeals the initial ruling in the case, libraries may have questions about the case and how this decision may impact them.


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023


12-1p ET / 9-10a PT

On October 3rd from 12-1pm ET / 9-10am PT, SPARC will host a conversation that will provide an overview of the implications of the case so far, discuss how libraries are continuing the practice of controlled digital lending, and touch on what libraries can be doing to support and strengthen this practice moving forward. The event will also touch on the recent Valancourt Books ruling that curbs the U.S. Copyright Office’s ability to require the deposit of physical copies of works with the Library of Congress 

The webcast will feature a variety of perspectives from libraries and copyright experts, including:

  • Brief remarks: Chris Freeland, Internet Archive 
  • Panel discussion:
    • Charlie Barlow, Boston Library Consortium
    • Kyle Courtney, Harvard Library
    • Sandra Enimil, Yale University Library
    • Moderator: Kathleen DeLaurenti, Arthur Friedheim Library, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Registration is free but required. Please click here to register.

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