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CopyTalk: Creativity, fan fiction, and fair use

Join this free webinar November 5 @ 2PM EDT Fan-created works in general are broadly available to people at the click of a link. Fan fiction hasn’t been the subject of any litigation, but it plays an increasing role in literacy as its creation and consumption has skyrocketed. Practice on the…

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The 1201 giant rests, momentarily

This week, the U.S. Copyright Office issued exemptions to the 1201 rulemaking, something that I have whined about before, but this time around, there is a growing number of the disenchanted—from all walks of life, including farmers, video game enthusiasts, vidders, and software security engineers and researchers. The Internet of…

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In Google case, court finds creating an index is fair use

This is how I always describe Google Book Search (GBS) – it’s an index, and in this case, a truly magnificent one. Today we learned that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s summary judgment that the GBS is a transformative fair use, so it’s happy days…

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Libraries comment on licensing proposal

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), of which ALA is a member, filed comments on the U.S. Copyright Office’s proposal for a five-year pilot to test the efficacy of an extended collective licensing (ECL) model for the non-profit, educational use of protected works in mass digitization collections. The U.S. Copyright Office…

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Dr. Yoonmo Sang: OITP Research Associate

I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Yoonmo Sang will be working with ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) as a Research Associate effective October 5, 2015. This fall, Dr. Sang will build on the work from his doctoral dissertation “Copyright and the Future of Digital Culture: Application of the…

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