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Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Finally, Some Guidelines!

Fair Use Week

It seems like when artists make headlines these days, it’s not because of a record-setting sale price or a dazzling new show, but instead it’s frequently because an artist is facing allegations of copyright infringement. Just last week, for example, the artist Richard … Continue reading

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Codes of Best Practice for Fair Use

Fair Use Week

Fair use is a part of the U. S. copyright law that helps us build on the culture and the knowledge that has come before us. Fair use sets conditions that allow us to make use of copyrighted material without … Continue reading

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Fair Use: The Four Factors

Fair Use Week

As we announced yesterday, this week is #fairuseweek2015. All week, libraries everywhere are highlighting the ways that fair use supports scholarly and creative work. So what exactly is fair use? Fair use is an exception to copyright law that allows … Continue reading

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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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