Court Moves for Permanent Injunction of Maryland E-book Lending Law
Earlier this month, a federal judge imposed a preliminary injunction to block implementing Maryland's library e-book lending law, given that the US Copyright Act preempted Maryland's law. Most recently, the same judge ordered Maryland to show cause by April 11th to show why the preliminary injunction should not become permanent. The challenge is that Maryland has to effectively make a new argument because its lawyers are not allowed to present any law or evidence that was previously presented to the court. If Maryland offers new evidence, the AAP has until April 25th to respond.
To read more about the AAP's initial lawsuit, click here.