[INDOLOGY] Internet Archive at risk?

Harry Spier vasishtha.spier at gmail.com
Fri May 12 23:28:28 UTC 2023

Is this the thread you are referring to:
Harry Spier

On Fri, May 12, 2023 at 1:12 PM Westin Harris <wlharris at ucdavis.edu> wrote:

> Hi Harry and other Indologists,
> There was another thread about this topic recently but I am struggling to
> find the name of that thread. Forgive me for not being able to provide the
> link at this time.
> I am by no means an expert on this matter, so someone else please correct
> me if I am mistaken... but as I understand it, the recent rulings *specifically
> and exclusively pertain to copyrighted material* that the IA has scanned
> itself and now *offers on a "check out" basis to a single user at a time*
> .
> As I understand it, *the ruling does not pertain to material on the IA
> that is NOT under copyright, material for which the copyright has lapsed,
> or material that has otherwise entered into public domain via any other
> avenue*. As I understand it, these materials will remain as they are,
> freely available through IA -- no changes.
> Am I interpreting this correctly?
> In my usage of the IA, I have only ever used this "check out" function two
> times: for the Pedurma edition of the Kagyur/Tengyur and for a Pedurma
> edition of the Taranatha Sungbum. The vast majority of the sources I access
> on IA are in the public domain or otherwise not under copyright.
> Of course, just because I have only used the "check out" function
> sparingly does not mean the same is true for others. I am curious about
> how often other Indologists on this listserv access copyrighted material on
> IA using the "check out" function? Do others foresee any major obstacles to
> their current research methods as a result of these court rulings?
> *Sincerely,*
> *Westin Harris*
> Ph.D. Candidate
> Study of Religion
> University of California, Davis
> https://religions.ucdavis.edu/people/westin-harris
> 2021 Dissertation Fellow,
> The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies
> Sarva Mangalam.
> On Fri, May 12, 2023 at 6:15 PM Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> Dear list members
>> This video about the copyright legal problems the Internet Archive is
>> having and whether that puts the archive at risk, was posted on the BVP
>> list.
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp2aowF0jUw&ab_channel=AllThingsLost
>> Harry Spier
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