fair use

Google Books Wins Again

Happy Open Access Week! Each October, institutions around the globe celebrate and advocate for open access to knowledge, be it articles or books or data or learning materials. To celebrate OA this week, I will be blogging about OA and OA-related news. So, to kick things off, I’m going to start by pointing you to... more

Fair use infographic

Do you love infographics? Do you love fair use? Do you love libraries? Then you’re going to love the new infographic from ARL, American University’s (AU) Washington College of Law, and AU’s School of Communication about the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. You can find the full-size PDF... more

Busy week across the courts

It has been a busy – and exciting! – week in courts across the country, with important implications for libraries and fair use. Last Thursday, it was reported that Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) reached a settlement in their long-running case surrounding the Google Books project. Although the terms of the settlement... more

Decision in the Georgia State U. copyright lawsuit

On Friday, May 11, 2012, nearly one year after hearing concluding arguments in the trial of the 2008 lawsuit brought against Georgia State University by three scholarly presses, Oxford U. Press, Cambridge U. Press and SAGE (funded by the Copyright Clearance Center and the Association of American Publishers), Judge Orinda Evans issued her opinion. As... more