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New amicus briefs on old copyright cases

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The American Library Association (ALA), as a member of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), joined amicus briefs on Monday in support of two landmark copyright cases on appeal. The first (pdf) is the Georgia State University (GSU) case—yes, that one— arguing that GSU’s e-reserves service is a fair use. The initial complaint was brought back in 2008 by three academic ... Read More »

Want to double-down on fixing the Copyright Law? Fix ELUAs.

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The American Library Association is taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law and addressing what’s at stake and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Oh, EULAs! End-user ... Read More »

School district kicks out fair use

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I have an email folder called “sad, but true,” where I store weird news items, usually about copyright/fair use: The Irish daycare centers that were sued for showing DVDs at playschool, and each child was each charged a three euro penalty fee. The news that Rod Stewart was being sued over the rights to an image of his own head. ... Read More »

CopyTalk: Copyright “capture” webinar archived

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An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Captured: Influence, bias and control at the U.S. Copyright Office” is now available. Originally webcast on November 3rd by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, our presenter was Meredith Rose, staff attorney at Public Knowledge (PK), a DC public interest organization focusing on telecommunications, copyright and Internet law policy. Meredith ... Read More »

CopyTalk: Bias at the Copyright Office?

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I knew that title would be intriguing! At our next CopyTalk – which is this Thursday, November 3rd – Staff attorney Meredith Rose from Public Knowledge will discuss their report, Captured: Systemic Bias at the U.S. Copyright Office. Meredith will talk about the position and role of the Copyright Office, the influence of industry groups on Copyright Office policy positions, ... Read More »