Those of you who follow Scholarly Communication issues closely know that the Author's Guild has filed suit against HathiTrust and others over the Orphan Works Project. Here is a selection items to read to better understand the issues:
From the New York Times: Lawsuit Seeks the Removal of a Digital Book Collection
From James Grimmelman in his blog, the Laboratorium: The Orphan Wars
From Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications @Duke: Why is adopting orphans controversial?
And his follow-up post today: Stop the internet, we want to get off!
And, finally: ARL's Resource Packet on the issues.