Posted on 07/30/2020 at 11:46 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The founder of the Internet Archive, which launched and then pulled down what it called the National Emergency Library, has responded publicly to a copyright lawsuit.

Brewster Kahle’s statement, issued Wednesday, argues that his nonprofit and its supporters are not “pirates or thieves” — contrary to what four members of the Association of American Publishers (including three of the Big Five publishers) have asserted in their lawsuit.

That’s the short, layperson’s version; the longer, more technical version dives into issues surrounding controlled digital lending.

For the basic definition of controlled digital lending, Kahle’s stance on it, and publishing’s view on it, check out Publishing Perspectives’s reporting on Kahle’s response.

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