Abstract: New technologies have profoundly changed the way content is produced, shared, and disseminated. Some commentators argue that the ubiquity of digitized content means that libraries have become superfluous in the digital age. This presentation presents evidence to the contrary. It will discuss challenges for libraries arising from globalized copyright, including issues related to fake news and threats to fair use. The presentation will also highlight the strategic ways libraries are being embedded in the design of copyright law nationally and globally, exploring whether these developments–that are sometimes conflicting–are good for libraries and the public in the long term.