Monday, July 11, 2011

Georgia State University involved in copyright litigation as it builds an e-library for students


Here is a curious story about litigation between the  Association of Academic Publishers and its litigation against Georgia State University for setting up an “e-reserve” for students, a piece by Tom Allen, link here

He does make some interesting points about Fair Use and the apparent ease and low expense of a university’s obtaining permissions from Academic publications through normal channels. 

Katie Keane of Trylon Strategic Media Relations (link) brought this paper to my attention. 

The GSU e-reserve may have been part of a strategy to deal with escalating textbook costs for students.

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