Georgia State University Copyright Case – Post-Argument Panel Event

In 2012, a federal district court in Georgia ruled largely in favor of Georgia State University in the ongoing copyright lawsuit initiated by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publishers. The decision was the first federal court decision specifically addressing fair use and electronic reserves. Plaintiff publishers appealed on many points of the ruling.

Oral arguments in the Cambridge v. Becker (GSU Copyright) lawsuit appeal are scheduled for the morning of November 19th at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, room 339.  Following the arguments, Georgia State University Library and American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property will host a post-argument panel at 2:00 p.m. in the Rialto Center for the Arts lobby.


  • Brandon Butler, Moderator, Practitioner-in-Residence, Glushko Samuelson IP Clinic, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Tony Askew, Principal, Meunier Carline & Curfman LLC
  • Jonathan Band, Owner, Jonathan Band PLLC
  • Bruce Joseph, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Michael Landau, Professor, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Lisa Macklin, Director, Scholarly Communications Office, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
  • Steve Schaetzel, Principal, Meunier Carline & Curfman LLC

The panel is free of charge, but registration is required to attend.

There will be a free live webcast of the event at

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