Tag Archives: Georgia State University

CopyTalk webinar on Georgia State e-reserves case

A cup of coffee

Join us for our next installment of CopyTalk, January 8th at 2pm Eastern Time. Laura Quilter will be our guest speaker for CopyTalk, a bimonthly webinar brought to you by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s subcommittee on Copyright Education. Our topic: an update on the lawsuit brought by three academic publishers against Georgia State University regarding fair use and ... Read More »

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 the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the long standing Georgia State University (GSU) e-reserves copyright case. The appeals court ... Read More »

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 academic courses. Although publishers sought to bar the uncompensated excerpting of copyrighted material for “e-reserves,” the court rejected all such ... Read More »