UH Law Library's Blog

June 20, 2011

Academic Use of Copyrighted Works and Fair Use

Filed under: Electronic Resources — Tags: — uhlawlibrary @ 3:53 pm

Will there be new standards set for fair use in academic settings? How much of a work can be copied before you need to ask for permission from the copyright holder? Educators and academic librarian eagerly await the answers to these questions when the federal judge issues his ruling in Cambridge University Press v. Becker, No. 1:08-cv-1425 (N.D. Ga.) In 2008, three publishers sued Georgia State University, claiming that “GSU professors routinely infringed copyrights of thousands of works assigned in courses by posting excerpts of those works on electronic reserve in the university library’s online reading room for use by their students”. Read more.

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