The Internet Archive (Archive.org) is carrying out a very large and growing program of scanning entire books and posting them on the public Internet. It is calling this project “Open Library,” but it is SFWA’s understanding that this is not library lending, but direct infringement of authors’ copyrights.
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Join the National Writers Union, DC Chapter and the Special Libraries Association, Social Science Division, Labor Section for our panel session on the topic of copyright on April 24th between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Many writers have heard of the “DMCA takedown notice” but not everyone understands what it is. In this post, I’ll try to explain the basics and give you some ideas about how to use the tool to protect your rights and how to respond if you’re on the receiving end of one that you consider to be without merit.
SFWA members with Spanish language editions may want to check out this Web site: http://book0dd.blogspot.com/ Which is offering quite a large number of books for download. We’ve verified that the site is offering what looks like homemade OCR’d versions of some of our members books plus many additional SF and Fantasy titles. If you find […]
This sample DMCA form generates an email which authors may use as a model when sending a DMCA notice to a site infringing upon their copyrighted material.
The website http://reading.kicks-ass.net/ contains a significant amount of material that is recognizably copyrighted by our members. Often sites which post material without permission are outside the United States and governed by different copyright rules. In this instance the hosting company’s policy explicitly prohibits distribution of copyrighted materials. Legally, DMCA notices must come from the […]
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