Tuesday, October 1, 2013

U.S. Judge Boosts Google 'Fair Use' Defense of Digital Books

Appeals Court Judge Denny Chin appeared to support Google's use of the fair use defense at a recent U.S. district court hearing.  Google has claimed the fair use exception to defend its practice of digitizing millions of books, while the plaintiffs charge that this "amounts to massive copyright infringement."  What do you think?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/26/net-us-google-books-idUSBRE98M19S20130926

Friday, July 26, 2013

Commercial-Free Recording and Copyright

A recent Appeals Court ruling establishes that, when recording their favorite television shows, viewers can indeed skip the advertisements without violating the fair use doctrine.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Authors Guild Loses Class Action Status in Case Against Google Books

A U.S. Appeals Court recently revoked the Authors Guild's class action status and ordered a lower court judge to rule on whether or not Google's book scanning project meets the definition of "fair use."

http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/07/copyright/authors-guild-loses-class-action-status/

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Publisher Threatens to Sue Blogger for $1-Billion

Publisher Threatens to Sue Blogger for $1-Billion
by Jake New

Jefferey Beall, a metadata librarian at the University of Colorado at Denver, is being sued by OMICS Publishing Group, based in India, for his popular blog scholarly Open Access.