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I’m right! Librarians have to think

I will pat myself on the back (somebody has to). I wrote in the 2004 edition of Copyright Copyright, “Fair use cannot be reduced to a checklist. Fair use requires that people think.” This point has been affirmed (pdf) by

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ALA and ACRL encouraged by “fair use” decision in Georgia State case

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit handed down an important decision in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Carl V. Patton et al. concerning the permissible “fair use” of copyrighted works in electronic reserves for

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Public comment period on digital literacy report ends this Friday

We have received a number of comments on the draft report, Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy and have had over 2000 views on the ALA Connect space where it is posted. Thank you to everyone who has taken the

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Library Copyright Alliance Files Second Amicus Brief in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust

On July 6, 2012, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) (the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries and Association of College and Research Libraries), together with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), filed a friend of the court brief

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Petition the White House to Open Access to taxpayer-funded research

Who: You! And anyone you know who supports libraries and supports increasing access to information – especially research that you (the public) helped fund. What: A petition is posted at “We the People” asking the White House to require the

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