Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Weekly Reader: Georgia State & E-Reserves

The GSU E-Reserves Decision: First Thoughts
"It’s funny. Tuesday night I wrote a blog post addressed to students in a course I teach about why I find Twitter such an indispensable  tool for keeping up with new developments of professional interest. They had fanned out across campus to interview faculty and pretty much determined that I’m a freak. Nobody they talked to used Twitter for keeping up." -- Barbara FisterLibrary Babel Fish, 5/13/12

"As librarians and lawyers continue to pore over the 350 pages of a long-awaited federal court decision involving copyright claims levied against Georgia State University’s library by academic publishers, one thing everybody seems to agree on is that, all things considered, the university “won.” But what victory looks like at this stage remains to be seen and may not become clear for some time, experts say." -- Steve Kolowich, Inside Higher Ed, 5/15/12

Full Text of Court Opinion in Georgia State University Copyright Case
"UPDATE (May 13, 2012): Analysis and Commentary about the Court Ruling by: Professor James Grimmelmann, New York Law School and Kevin Smith, Duke University" Also included within this post is a link to "Full text of court opinion Judge Orinda Evans." -- Gary Price, LJInfodocket, 5/12/12

Inside the Georgia State Opinion
"On Friday, the long-awaited decision in the Georgia State e-reserves case (a.k.a. Cambridge University Press v. Becker) dropped. By way of context, the case is a challenge by three academic publishers (Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Sage Publications) against Georgia State University’s e-reserves policy. The publishers sued in April 2008, in a lawsuit funded by the Association of American Publishers and the Copyright Clearance Center, claiming that the e-reserves policy went far beyond the bounds of fair use." --  James Grimmelmann, The Laboratorium, 5/13/12

Georgia State E-Reserves Roundup
"Last Friday the Judge finally handed down a decision in the Georgia State University e-reserves case, a year after the trial and three years after the suit was brought by academic publishers SAGE, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press. These publishers sued GSU for allowing faculty to upload course readings excerpted from books to the university’s course management system, alleging that the university had gone beyond the accepted guidelines for fair use." -- Maura Smale, ACRLog, 5/14/12

No comments: