November 29, 2015

AAP, MPAA and Others File Amicus Briefs in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Appeal

On February 25th we posted the full text and linked to an in-depth analysis by Professor James Grimmelmann of the opening brief filed by the Authors Guild in their appeal of the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust case.

Yesterday, four amicus briefs were filed by:

  • Association of American Publishers (AAP)
  • Associated Press
  • Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors

Amicus Brief: Association of American Publishers by LJ’s infoDOCKET

Amicus Brief Filed by the Associated Press by LJ’s infoDOCKET

Amicus Brief: American Society of Journalists and Authors by LJ’s infoDOCKET

Amicus Brief: Motion Picture Assoc. of America by LJ’s infoDOCKET

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