Twelve (count ’em!) briefs filed in support of HathiTrust – who filed?

The Library Copyright Alliance brief is one of twelve amicus briefs filed this week in support of the HathiTrust and its partner libraries. Other filers are:

  • the American Association of Universities, American Council on Education, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and several other higher ed associations

  • The University of Illinois, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, and Purdue University

  • Large numbers of disability rights organizations and advocates, including the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), American Council of the Blind, National Association of the Deaf, and the Disability Rights Legal Center, as well Marilyn Chafee, an advocate for dyslexic persons and daughter-in-law of Sen. John Chafee (author of the Chafee Amendment) – these groups filed two briefs across two sub-groups

  • Benetech (Bookshare) and Learning Ally (the leading providers of accessible audio and e-books) (brief prepared pro bono by Brandon Butler)

  • 133 Academic Authors

  • Over 100 digital humanities scholars

  • 22 Law Professor Experts in Disability Law

  • Six leading medical historians

  • Stanford University

  • The Emory Vaccine Center

  • The Center for Democracy and Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge