July 31, 2014

E-Reserves: Library Copyright Alliance (ALA, ARL, and ACRL) Files Amicus Brief in Georgia State University Appeal

The amicus brief was filed today by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (ALA, ARL, and ACRL). The full text is brief is embedded below or available here. A summary of the brief can be found in this EFF blog post. GSU Amicus Brief Filed by Library Copyright Alliance […]

Copyright: U.S. Department of Justice Will Not Be Commenting in GSU E-Reserves Case

According to a new report from The Chronicle of Higher Education, the U.S. DOJ will not be filing a comment with a friend of the court brief in the Georgia State University copyright case. The U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to file an amicus curiae brief in a high-profile copyright case involving Georgia […]

Borrow Instead of Purchase: Two Universities and One College Pilot “Textbook Reserve” Programs

From Inside Higher Ed: Robert Morris University, in Pennsylvania, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Patrick Henry College, in Virginia, have all started a textbook reserve — essentially a library from which students can borrow required texts. “This was the brainchild of an honors class,” said John Michalenko, vice president for student life […]

Archived Video: What Does the Georgia State Decision Mean for Libraries? An ARL Briefing with J. Band and B. Butler

From the Association of Research Libraries: In this webcast presented on May 24, 2012, Jonathan Band and Brandon Butler discuss the implications of the recent decision in the Georgia State University (GSU) e-reserves case. See Also: New ARL Issue Brief Recaps Georgia St. University Copyright Decision, Looks at Implications (May 15, 2012)

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 My bottom line on the case is that it’s mostly a win for Georgia State and mostly a loss for the publishers. The big winner is CCC. It gains leverage against universities for coursepack and e-reserve […]

Jennifer Howard on: "Publishers Grapple With Thorny Issues of Protecting Property and Going Digital"

Jennifer Howard from the Chronicle of Higher Education reports on some what took place last week at the Association of University Presses Annual Conference in Baltimore. The official theme was “The Next Wave: Toward a Culture of Collaboration.” Many panels examined different partnerships that university presses have lately made a priority. For instance, one session […]