Internet Archive viability threatened

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(Did a search and didn’t see this discussed here)

The Internet Archive is being sued over copyright infringement, and there are suggestions these lawsuits might threaten its existence:

If true, that’s already a grave concern to a lot of us. But it also makes me wonder — how much suing would it take to bring down our precious Wikitree? I know the backup procedures, but I really, really don’t want us to have to use them...

in The Tree House by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (240k points)

This article on the subject from 23 June offers a little more than the Vice article:

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In the early days of the covid crisis, Internet Archive loosened some borrowing restrictions on more recent materials to improve at-home access-"National Emergency Library".

 Several publishers responded with lawsuits. Blog post with Brewster Kahle's response at: 

by Jo McCaleb G2G6 Mach 3 (35.0k points)
selected by SJ Baty
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Note that this article was published at the beginning of June.  I wonder how far things have progressed since then.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)

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