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ASA advises authors to send takedown notices to Internet Archive

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is advising authors to contact the Internet Archive and request the removal of their titles from the Open Library.

The ASA has received a response to its open letter to the Internet Archive, written in conjunction with the Society of Authors in the UK and the Authors Guild in the US, which condemned the archive’s unlicensed lending of scanned copies of physical books.

The Internet Archive told the ASA that it would prefer to work directly with individual authors, and invites authors to contact it with any complaints.

The ASA encourages authors to search the Open Library for their titles, send an email to info@archive.org requesting their removal, and inform their publisher.

 

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