Long-Awaited Ruling in Copyright Case Mostly Favors Georgia State U.

An important legal ruling for US academic libraries that provide electronic reserves services is covered in The Chronicle of Higher Education this week (as open content):

Long-Awaited Ruling in Copyright Case Mostly Favors Georgia State U.

By Jennifer Howard

“The judge found violations in only five of 99 instances where publishers said the university went beyond fair use in posting copyrighted materials online.”

Some of the comments (available below the article) are valuable too.

Update: ACRLog has a “case roundup” with links to more detailed analysis. Ars Technica also provides good details on the ruling (and links to a pdf of the original).

Another update (highly recommended): ARL brief: http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/gsu_issuebrief_15may12.pdf

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