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New Georgia State University Decision

Monday, April 25, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: CCUMC Executive Office
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If you’re interested in both copyright and higher education, then you undoubtedly already know that on March 31 Judge Orinda Evans handed down a new decision in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Patton et al., aka “the Georgia State case.” For those who haven’t been following along, the Georgia State case involves a lawsuit brought by a number of academic publishers against Georgia State University for their electronic book reserves (or “e-reserves”) service, which they contend infringes their copyrights in the works being placed on reserve. Because of the ubiquity of such programs, this is widely regarded as one of the most important cases involving libraries and copyright to make its way through the courts since the passage of the Copyright Act of 1976. Read more.