ELI Joins Amicus Brief in Favor of CDL in Hachette et. al V Internet Archive
The EveryLibrary Library Institute has signed onto a Friend of the Court brief in support of the framework around Controlled Digitial Lending that the Internet Archive used to set up the National Emergency Library during the depths of the COVID shutdowns in 2020. Hachette, Harper Collins, Wiley, and Penguin Random House sued the Internet Archive for damages. If the ability of libraries to lend is defeated in this case it will have a significant impact on library services across the United States.