Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State

Live Webcast
December 4, 2012
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

A recent federal court  decision involving copyright and the Georgia State University Library may shape fair use policies in academic libraries for decades.  A lower-court judge ruled that the Georgia State University Library was the "prevailing party" in a lawsuit brought by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications. The publishers have appealed that ruling. What does this all mean, and what does it mean for your library?  In this webcast, copyright librarians and lawyers will explore and dissect the court's framework using specific examples from the case in order to explain the ruling of the case, the effect that the case may have on future fair use analyses, and its impact on library policies such as course reserves and interlibrary loan.  Please bring questions about fair use in your library!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the history of the Georgia State University copyright infringement lawsuit
  • Understand how the judge applied the four factors of fair use in the Georgia State University copyright infringement lawsuit
  • Discover the implications for future fair use analyses
  • Identify local library policies that might need to change

Presenters: Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., Professor, University Libraries, Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication, University of Louisville; Donna Ferullo, Director of the University Copyright Office and Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University; Tim Gritten, Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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