Posted on June 2, 2020 at 9:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We have two updates from various legal systems to share.

First, four publisher-members of the Association of American Publishers have filed a suit against the Internet Archive.

The latter organization touts free digital books through its Open Library and National Emergency Library, which the publishers argue is copyright infringement.

The publishers who have filed suit are Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House.

You can read more about the case in Publishing Perspectives.

On the other side of the pond, the estate of late author Richard Adams has regained all rights to his novel Watership Down.

A high court in London rejected the claim of Martin Rosen, who directed the movie adaptation of the novel, that he owned all rights to the book.

You can read more about this legal battle in the Guardian.

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