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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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Open Access Week Letter Supports GSU, Blasts CCC

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The strongly-worded “Open Letter in Observance of Open Access Week 2013” re-affirms the importance fair use and open access to education, while at the same time calling out the Copyright Clearance Center for deceptive marketing tactics and continued financial support … 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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GSU Copyright Lawsuit

On August 10, Judge Orinda Evans issued her final order in the GSU copyright lawsuit.  She found GSU to be the prevailing party, and notes that “the Court is convinced that Defendants did try to comply with the copyright laws.” The … Continue reading

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American U publishes copyright best practices for Communication scholars

American University’s Center for Social Media has published their Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication. This document is intended to help Communication scholars apply the doctrine of fair use to their scholarly work. Fair … Continue reading

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