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Court rulings and “bad actors” plague orphan works roundtables

While reviewing my notes from last week’s orphan works roundtables, it is clear that some rights holders were still stinging from the results of two recent court rulings—the HathiTrust and Google Book Search decisions. In both of these decisions the

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Posted in Copyright, OITP, Public Libraries, School Libraries

A win is a win – HathiTrust, libraries and fair use

If you haven’t yet heard, on October 10, 2012, U.S. District Court Southern District of New York Judge Baer ruled in the Authors’ Guild, Inc, et al. v. HathiTrust, et al.  At the heart of the case was the Authors’

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Library associations, EFF file friend of the court brief in Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.

On August 1, 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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Posted in Copyright, Washington Office News

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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Posted in Copyright, Higher Education

Library as Publisher: Your Feedback Needed

As part of the work of ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group of ALA (which is tackling our many ebook-related issues), we are seeking some focused feedback before the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim next month. If you are experimenting with in the

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