Georgia State University (Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton/Becker)
April 01, 2016 – not an April Fool’s prank: District Court issued remand opinion in Georgia State case; down to 4 infringing uses; GSU held to be prevailing party.
- GSU Prevails (Again) in Key Copyright Case
Publisher’s Weekly reporting on the Georgia State appeals decision.
- Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for libraries – Scholarly Communications @ Duke
“An odd victory for libraries” Kevin Smith on the latest #GSU ruling. #fairuse #copyright
- Brandon Butler on Transformative Use in education after GSU
? This is a long one, but hopefully useful for folks. It’s the webinar version of my paper on the same…
Google Books (Authors’ Guild v. Google)
April 18, 2016 – Supreme Court denies certiorari in the Google Books case; 2nd Circuit decision stands.
- Supreme Court Denies Cert in Authors Guild v. Google – Copyright Librarian
Brief discussion of the impacts of the Supreme Court’s 4/18 denial of review for the Google Books case. Looks at path of litigation in context of 2010 chart by Library Copyright Alliance.
- Supreme Court order list, 4/18/2016 (PDF)
Formal announcement of cert denied in Authors Guild v. Google (& tons of other cases) (PDF)
Higher-ed and academic-focused news/info:
- YouTube Copyright Claim Strips Audio Out of Conference on Surveillance Overreach
Yup, sounds about right. ARGH.
Exactly why I keep saying YouTube is not a sufficient video solution for campus needs.
- Open access in a time of illness | Martin Paul Eve | Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing
Open Access advocate Martin Eve recently experienced a health crisis, and he writes about open access issues as a patient.
- Unizin’s content strategy, the meaning of open and musings on textbook licensing | IO: In The Open
Unizin’s content strategy, the meaning of open and musings on textbook licensing by UMN AUL @claireystew READ THIS
- Twitter: MIT OpenCourseWare celebrates 15 years
Why I was always confused when ppl called MOOCs "new" three years ago…
RT @OpenAccessEC: Official! From 2017 no more pilot: #open #research #data will become the rule (with opt out)
- Twitter: Academics who share uncredited images on Twitter are every bit the same plagiarists they’d fail in their own classes.
An illustration of how culturally-determined attribution norms are. (Also, academics, up your image-credit game.)
The best response to a peer reviewer you will see this week. By @franceshealy
General copyright news/info
- The IPKat: AG Wathelet: linking to unlicensed content should not be a copyright infringement per se
The AG’s position does not -have- to be followed by subsequent EU decision-makers, but this is good news. Edging away from precipice of ‘linking is infringement’.
- Wikimedia ‘breaks copyright’ with Swedish statue photos – The Local
Unfortunate. Swedish courts rule potential comml value of sharing statue pics beats public benefit of Wikimedia use
- The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines
Such an awesome application of fair use!
- Picturing Don Quixote | The Public Domain Review
400 years of picturing Don Quixote.
- Copyright Clearance Center offers information about copyright “myths”
Heavy-duty scaremongering. Don’t bother giving yr email unless they already have it, v little useful info.
Content summary: "you pretty much ALWAYS need permission; to think otherwise is a moral failure "
- John Steinbeck Heirs Now Feuding Over Steven Spielberg ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Adaptation
This kind of stuff is why I am uncompelled by "but the children!" arguments for long copyrights.
- Google reaches into customers’ homes and bricks their gadgets / Boing Boing
Google bought hardware company "Revolv"; then decided to kill the product, including those already bought.