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If you want some background into the controversy over electronic lending by libraries like the Open Library and the National Emergency Library, I STRONGLY recommend "Libraries Do Not Need Permission To Lend Books " from @KyleKCourtney  . 2/

This Fri at 9AM Pac/12PM East, I'm on a Zoom panel with a group of librarians, copyright experts, and academics to discuss "Controlled Digital Lending" - the practice of the @internetarchive 's Open Library, as well as its National Emergency Library. 1/

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Ah look! The Google shills are trying to counter-program our takedown of so called national emergency library. Controlled Digital Lending: Getting Books to Students During the Pandemic & Beyond : Public Knowledge

The discussion of the National Emergency Library has been very heated, but short on either good legal analysis about what libraries are allowed to do, and short on facts about what the NEL IS doing. 5/

We continue the @universityofga  @TerryCollege  Artists' Rights Symposium panels. @JonathanTaplin  @ May 14th, 2:00 PM. The National Emergency Library: Altruistic effort to aid public or an opportunistic attempt to undermine copyright laws? DM me for link.

The Coronavirus shutdown rendered hundreds of millions of books in libraries instantly inaccessible. This week’s @lawbytespod  features @brewster_kahle  @chrisfreeland  & @KyleKCourtney  on the @internetarchive  response: the National Emergency Library.

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To help book lovers adjust to their new reading habits, the Internet Archive launched the National Emergency Library to offer free access to 1.4 million digital books. #jakpost  #WorldBookDay 

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This week the Internet Archive opened the National Emergency Library—a digital collection of 1.4 million books that anyone, anywhere in the world, can check out for free.

Libraries across the country are shuttered as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. So where can you get that reading fix? The “National Emergency Library” has over 4 million books available online — and they're free.

If you are hearing about a so-called “National Emergency Library,” please be aware it is no such thing. It is a tarted-up piracy site. If you can’t afford to support your local bookstores and authors, support your local library. They lend ebooks.

Libraries across the country are shuttered as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. So where can you get that reading fix? The “National Emergency Library” has over 4 million books available online — and they're free.

Last week the Internet Archive announced its "National Emergency Library," expanding access to more than a million digitized works. But many writers and publishers say the site is sharing full copies of their books without their permission.

The Internet Archive is temporarily eliminating waitlists for tons of ebooks to create a National Emergency Library open to anyone with an internet connection.

The Internet Archive is temporarily eliminating waitlists for tons of ebooks to create a National Emergency Library open to anyone with an internet connection.

ICYMI: Internet Archive opens National Emergency Library with unlimited lending for stay-at-home netizens amid coronavirus pandemic

ATTENTION LIBRARIANS: Please be gentle on library visitors tomorrow around 2:20PM EDT when phones will chirp during the national Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test.

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