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Georgia State Case Resources
Want to find out more about this case? Visit the ICPL Georgia State Case Resources page for links to helpful articles and blogs related to the Georgia State copyright case (Cambridge University Press et al. v. Patton et al.). This lawsuit brought by several publishers against Georgia State University involves the use of copyrighted materials in e-reserves in higher education, but the impact of the case and its potential results may be far more reaching.
Copyright law, especially Fair Use can be a complicated and confusing issue to navigate. The following resources have been collected to help librarians and other interested parties determine when fair use of copyrighted materials is allowed.
Recent Legal Decisions Concerning Fair Use;
- Unbeaten Streak, Inside Higher Education, June 2014 - HathiTrust, a digital library consortium, won a case that grants them the legal right to digitize copyrighted works for accessibility purposes.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, ARL and American University. January 2012. This is a code of best practices in fair use devised specifically by and for the academic and research library community. It enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library community itself.
The following resources were collected by the Center for Social Media at American University.
- Best Practices in Fair Use of Dance-related Materials
- The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open CourseWare
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication
- Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies' Statement of Fair Use Best Practices for Media Studies Publishing
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Fair Use
- Fair Use Rights and Defenses for Students in Online Learning Environments
January 1, 2004
To support their students while protecting their institutions, instructors must understand the parameters of what is permitted use versus what is infringement with respect to copyrighted material a…
- Reply Comments of EDUCAUSE to the U.S. Copyright Office Concerning Promotion of Distance Education Through Digital Technologies
January 1, 1999
Reply comments submitted by EDUCAUSE concerning the promotion of distance education through digital technologies. Reply comments submitted by EDUCAUSE …
- Copyright: What Makes a Use "Fair"?
January 1, 2003
Ã‚Â© 2003 June M. Besek EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 38, no. 6 (November/December 2003): 12–13. June M. Besek Fair use can raise some of the most difficult and controversial is…
- Ownership of Online Course Material
January 7, 2003
There are a variety of reasons for examining the ownership of online course material. Beyond legal and financial reasons, other issues involve the use of student material, as well as conflict of …
- Key Issues to Consider in Assessing the Digital Content Landscape
July 9, 2002
As the digital content market develops and the offerings of publisher/suppliers evolve, institutions will need to formulate a digital content strategy. This Research Bulletin examines the emergin…
- Decompilation as a "Fair Use" of Copyrighted Programs
January 1, 1994
What does the Sega v. Accolade controversy mean to software development and protection strategies? What does the Sega v. Accolade controversy mea…
- The Electronic Paradigm for Scholarly Information
January 1, 1994
All in all, copyright is not working very well. A new report is urging the academic community to come to consensus on what should constitute fair use rights in an electronic environment. Will it …
- Copyright and Fair Use in the Digital Age: Q&A with Peter Lyman
January 1, 1995
The Constitution may have intended for copyright law to "promote the progress of science and the useful arts," but is it actually impeding the process of technological and educational inn…
- What is Fair about Fair Use?
January 1, 1995
Like many benefits in American society, educational fair use seems threatened by the slippery slide from opportunity to entitlement. Like many benefits…
- Of Steeds & Stalking Horses: Academics Meet Publishers on the Field of Copyright
January 1, 1995
Academics meet publishers on the field of copyright. Academics meet publishers on the field of copyright. …