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Controlled Digital Lending: An Appeal to Librarians and Readers

February 13, 2019 – Today we are joining a coalition of 37 national and international organizations in an “Appeal to readers and librarians from the victims of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL).”

As described in the Appeal, CDL is the flawed legal theory under which “printed books are being scanned and distributed online to readers worldwide by the Internet Archive and U.S. and Canadian libraries” without permission from, or any payment to, authors or publishers.

Read the appeal (pdf)

Learn more about the problem with Controlled Digital Lending