The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled on October 16 that Google’s library book scanning project is protected by fair use and so does not constitute copyright infringement. The decision, which rejects the latest challenge in Authors Guild v. Google, a class-action lawsuit first filed in 2005, also held that Google’s provision of digital copies of the scanned books to participating libraries is non-infringing.
Lansdowne Public Library’s “Read It” video, based on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”, was originally yanked from YouTube for a copyright violation. But the story may have a happy ending: the library director told LJ that “The Lansdowne Public Library ‘Read It!’ parody is back up on YouTube and I believe that it will stay there.”
Librarians and educators attending two panel sessions at Columbia University on Tuesday were told that they must employ fair use in a reasonable and robust manner in order to avoid deforming their mission to advance knowledge.
On June 7, when U.S. District Senior Judge Orinda D. Evans heard closing arguments in Atlanta on the major copyright suit against Georgia State University, she said “There is no road map out there.” When Evans renders her eagerly awaited verdict in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Patton et al., it will likely provide […]