The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has issued an alert on copyright infringement by the Internet Archive. Other professional writers’ groups taking notice include the UK’s Society of Authors, which has posted an alert on its website, and the USA’s Authors Guild and National Writers Union, which have alerted their members.
I’ve reproduced SFWA’s alert below. Although this seems to be the first time widespread attention has been paid to it, IA’s massive scanning project is not a new endeavor. See the 2013 article from Teleread’s Chris Meadows.