Monday Morning Coffee – 17 July 2023

by Nate Hoffelder

After a decade of running The Digital Reader, Nate is a veteran web publisher with experience in design, maintenance, recovery, and troubleshooting. What little he doesn't know, he can learn.

July 17, 2023

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • Australia will soon pay authors each time an ebook is lent by libraries.
  • The Internet Archive filed a DMCA takedown notice over a software tool which strips the DRM from ebooks downloaded from the IA’s pirate site, The Open Library.
  • Flood-damaged books were frozen in Italy as a first step in the restoration process.
  • The Writer’s Guild of Great Britain has released a position paper on AI.
  • Authors have filed yet another copyright infringement lawsuit against OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT.

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