Speaking of the Internet Archive – Claims Libraries Can Sometimes Legally Scan and Make Available Materials Published 1923-1941
Yesterday the topic was a collaboration between OCLC and the Internet Archive and today it’s news from the latter about a provision in US copyright law that permits library to extend what they digitize up to 1941 provided that the material is not being actively sold.
Dick Eastman (The Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter) shared this news via his piece The Internet Archive Now Claims that Libraries may Legally Scan, Digitize, and Republish Books from 1923 to 1941.
You can read the original post from Internet Archive via Books from 1923 to 1941 Now Liberated! The comments made are an interesting read also.
Today we announce the “Sonny Bono Memorial Collection” containing the first books to be liberated. Anyone can download, read, and enjoy these works that have been long out of print. We will add another 10,000 books and other works in the near future.
You can also read a discussion of the legal basis on which this is premised via, Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Tulane University Law School, Creating a Last Twenty (L20) Collection: Implementing Section 108(H) in Libraries, Archives and Museum.
This ONLY applies to libraries and it ONLY applies to books that are NOT actively being sold.
This could greatly expand our access to all kinds of materials beneficial to our genealogy research.
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