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.