The main entrance to the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is now open. Van Pelt Library and the Fisher Fine Arts Library are currently open to Penn Card holders, Penn affiliates, and certain visitors. See our Service Alerts for details.

  • Workshop

Copyright Chat: Controlled digital lending and recent developments in Hachette v. Internet Archive

For the past few years, the Internet Archive has been involved in litigation in a case that holds important implications for the future of Controlled Digital Lending. Controlled Digital Lending is a practice and legal theory whereby libraries lend digital copies of print books that they own, subject to some important lending restrictions, potentially enhancing the ways that libraries can serve their patrons. As such, this case holds significant implications for how libraries operate going into our increasingly digital future. The parties to the case recently submitted their appellate briefs, so now is a good time to review the history of Controlled Digital Lending and to look at what is going on with Hachette v. Internet Archive.

RSVP is required for this hybrid event

This event has already occurred

March 27, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (2nd floor)
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
AI-generated image of a robot holding a book in front of library stacks