In the Library with the Lead Pipe, a blog with consistently well written coverage of issues important to libraries and librarians, offers a thoughtful summary of the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust debacle in a recent post:
As with any large membership organization, the Authors Guild operates under the guidance of a board, executive director, and legal counsel. Certainly within our own profession, our organizations have taken action or made statements with which we, as individuals, disagree. The question remains, to what extent does the Authors Guild represent members’ interests?
Read on to learn more about the parties involved and what’s at stake.