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Copyright Lawsuit Update

On Friday, November 7 both parties in the ongoing lawsuit filed petitions with the 11th Circuit Court following the court’s ruling on October 24. The Appellant publishers filed a petition for rehearing en banc and the Appellee university filed a petition … Continue reading

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Author Rights and Scholarly Publishing

When you write an article (or book, book chapter, etc.), the copyright to that work belongs to you.  However, when you publish an article you usually will get a “Publication Agreement” or “Copyright Transfer Agreement.”  You’re so excited your work … Continue reading

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GSU Copyright Lawsuit Appeal

Below are links to additional commentary about the 11th Circuit panel’s decision to reverse and remand the case. Chronicle of Higher Education: Ga. State’s Loss in ‘E-Reserves’ Case Might Actually Be a Win for Librarians Association of Research Libraries: In … Continue reading

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Cambridge v. Becker (Copyright Lawsuit) Ruling – Updated

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the long-running copyright infringement lawsuit over the use of electronic reserves.  The court reversed the decision of the District Court, and remanded the case for further proceedings. The decision is … Continue reading

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Authors Alliance

A new organization called the Authors Alliance launched last May that seeks to represent authors that fall outside of the type of popular author represented by the Authors Guild.  According to their website: The mission of Authors Alliance is to … Continue reading

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GSU Lawsuit Appeal – Oral Argument and Post-Argument Panel

The oral arguments in the GSU Lawsuit Appeal (Cambridge v. Becker) were held on Tuesday, November 19.  Kevin Smith provides a good summary.  Following the arguments, a panel discussed the case, argument, and possible outcomes.  A recording of the panel … Continue reading

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GSU Copyright Lawsuit Appeal – Post Argument Panel Livestream

Oral arguments in the Georgia State Copyright lawsuit appeal were this morning.  At 2:00 today, Georgia State University Library and American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property are hosting a post-argument panel.  The panel is … Continue reading

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Georgia State University Copyright Case – Post-Argument Panel Event

In 2012, a federal district court in Georgia ruled largely in favor of Georgia State University in the ongoing copyright lawsuit initiated by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publishers. The decision was the first federal court decision … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

cover, Alex Sayf Cummings, Democracy of Sound

Georgia State University Department of History’s Prof. Alex Sayf Cummings has recently published Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century (2013). “In Democracy of Sound, Alex Sayf Cummings uncovers the little-known history … Continue reading

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Georgia State Copyright Lawsuit: Appellee Brief, Multiple “Friend of the Court” Briefs Filed

Georgia State University recently filed their Appellee Brief in response to the Publishers’ Appellant brief. Additionally, five amicus briefs were filed.  Briefs in support of Georgia State and for affirming the District Court decision in favor of Georgia State include: … Continue reading

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