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Using Copyrighted Materials in Instruction Workshop

Instructors often make use of copyrighted materials when teaching. Slides used in a classroom may contain copyrighted text, charts, or images. Reading assignments uploaded to reserves or iCollege may be copyrighted, as are films or music used in instruction. Are … Continue reading

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Georgia State Copyright Lawsuit: GSU Prevailing Party (Again)

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On March 31, 2016 Judge Evans in the North Georgia District Court released her opinion on remand in the ongoing GSU Copyright Lawsuit (Cambridge Univ. Pr. et al. v. Patton). GSU was sued in 2008 by Cambridge University Press, Oxford … Continue reading

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Why is fair use important?

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This is the third post this week in a series of blogs celebrating Fair Use Week. Earlier in the week, we blogged about what fair use is and the factors that determine whether or not something is considered fair use. … Continue reading

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What is fair use?

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This week, the Library blog will be featuring a series of posts observing Fair Use Week. Check back for a new post about fair use every day this week, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Fair use is an exception … Continue reading

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Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Finally, Some Guidelines!

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It seems like when artists make headlines these days, it’s not because of a record-setting sale price or a dazzling new show, but instead it’s frequently because an artist is facing allegations of copyright infringement. Just last week, for example, the artist Richard … Continue reading

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Codes of Best Practice for Fair Use

Fair Use Week

Fair use is a part of the U. S. copyright law that helps us build on the culture and the knowledge that has come before us. Fair use sets conditions that allow us to make use of copyrighted material without … Continue reading

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Fair Use: The Four Factors

Fair Use Week

As we announced yesterday, this week is #fairuseweek2015. All week, libraries everywhere are highlighting the ways that fair use supports scholarly and creative work. So what exactly is fair use? Fair use is an exception to copyright law that allows … Continue reading

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Copyright Lawsuit Update

On Friday, November 7 both parties in the ongoing lawsuit filed petitions with the 11th Circuit Court following the court’s ruling on October 24. The Appellant publishers filed a petition for rehearing en banc and the Appellee university filed a petition … Continue reading

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Author Rights and Scholarly Publishing

When you write an article (or book, book chapter, etc.), the copyright to that work belongs to you.  However, when you publish an article you usually will get a “Publication Agreement” or “Copyright Transfer Agreement.”  You’re so excited your work … Continue reading

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GSU Copyright Lawsuit Appeal

Below are links to additional commentary about the 11th Circuit panel’s decision to reverse and remand the case. Chronicle of Higher Education: Ga. State’s Loss in ‘E-Reserves’ Case Might Actually Be a Win for Librarians Association of Research Libraries: In … Continue reading

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