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This week's NewsBreak summarizes the Internet Archive lawsuit and its implications. Here are some other legal matters that NewsBreaks and Information Today have covered in the past:


The Internet Archive Case: A Summary Brief
by Marci Wicker
The publishers allege that Internet Archive infringed their copyrights in 127 books through its National Emergency Library during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in which they lent books to users in digital format without the publishers' permission. Internet Archive contends that it is not liable for copyright infringement because it made fair use of the works concerned in the suit. Plaintiffs sought injunctive relief and damages for copyright infringement. The complex legal question in this case involves determining whether Internet Archive's use is considered fair use. Summary judgment was granted to the publishers and denied for Internet Archive on March 24, 2023; both parties have 14 days following this ruling to submit their proposals for judgment.

Weekly News Digests
CCC Town Hall Explores the Current State of AI Tools
On March 30, CCC hosted a town hall via LinkedIn, ChatGPT & Information Integrity. Chris Kenneally, CCC's senior director of content marketing, moderated the live event, inviting the speakers to share their experiences with ChatGPT and other AI tools and to express their concerns and questions about this rapidly changing technology.
Access Partnership Explores the Results of a New Climate Change Report
Access Partnership issued an Access Alert, IPCC Releases 2023 Report on Climate Change, which states the following: "On 20 March 2023, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report, which is likely to be the final edition before a potential 'game over' scenario."
Simba Information Releases Report on Scholarly Ebook Publishing Trends
"Launching today from Simba [Information] is the new [for-a-fee] report, 'Global Professional and Scholarly E-Book Publishing 2022-2026.' This study assesses business performance and emerging trends in the five major professional and scholarly e-book segments: Scientific & Technical; Medical; Legal; Business; and Social Science & Humanities."
A Take on ChatGPT From The Scholarly Kitchen Blog
Avi Staiman, founder and CEO of Academic Language Experts, writes "Academic Publishers Are Missing the Point on ChatGPT" for The Scholarly Kitchen.
Microsoft Has a New AI Tool to Help Cybersecurity Professionals
"Microsoft is leveraging the power of GPT-4 to launch a new, generative AI security product called Microsoft Security Copilot."

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A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 10
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, who has worked in public libraries in the U.S. and New Zealand and offers consultancy services for public libraries, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his column in Information Today. Among other things, he asks them about their typical days, moments that made them proud, their current projects, and how they see the library field evolving. Here's a look at his columns from September 2022 to March 2023, which have been lightly edited and condensed for the web. 

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