December 14, 2017

Roundup: GBS: Google And Authors Guild Face Off in Court

UPDATE (May 4, 2011): New York Law School professor and noted GBS expert, James Grimmelmann has posted an in-depth summary along with some commentary about Thursday’s GBS hearing on The Laboratorium (his blog). 1. Google Says Individuals, Not Authors Guild Has Standing In Books Case (via WSJ) Google Inc. presented Judge Denny Chin with an interesting […]

LA Times Op-Ed by Pamela Samuelson: “A Universal Digital Library is Within Reach”

Pamela Samuelson is a professor at the Berkeley Law School & the UC Berkeley School of Information. Samuelson is also the director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. From the LA Times Op-Ed: Ideally, a digital library would provide access not only to books free from copyright constraints (those published before 1923), but […]

U.S. Copyright Office Posts Requests for Information About Crowdsourcing and Developing a “Virtual Card Catalog” of Historical Records

The U.S. Copyright Office (part of The Library of Congress) has posted TWO Requests For Information (RFI) . The first is RFI is to learn about utilizing crowdsourcing to capture data from historical catalog cards dating from 1870 to 1977. The second RFI is to learn about purchasing or developing software for a  “virtual card catalog” […]

New From ALA: Community Practices in the Fair Use of Video in Libraries

From an ALA District Dispatch Post by Carrie Russell: Librarians at schools, colleges and universities play an important role helping their users understand and apply copyright law. This makes sense because educational institutions are sites for learning, and the advancement of learning is the purpose of the copyright. Congress recognized the unique status of non-profit […]

Copyright: New Organization: Linked Content Coalition Launches in Europe

From the News Release: Executives from news media, publishing, TV, film, music, IT and internet media businesses (see list here) have got together with existing standards and licensing organisations to work in coalition on a cross-media global project that will result in better and easier management of copyright in the online world. [Clip] Its remit […]

Library Copyright Alliance Files Friend of the Court Brief in The Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Case

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The friend of the court brief was written by Jonathan Band. The Library Copyright Alliance is consists of ALA, ACRL, and ARL. The 28 page brief (PDF) is available here via ARL. We’ve also embedded a copy below. Friend of the Court Brief Filed by Library Copyright Alliance in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

Video of “Standards and Strategies for Fair Use Decisions Inside Libraries and Universities” Conference Now Online

The Standards and Strategies for Fair Use Decisions Inside Libraries and Universities Conference took place on March 27, 2012 at Columbia University in New York City. The event was organized by Columbia University Libraries. Conference Home Page Blurb The panels feature a range of academic and professional experts including: Peter Jaszi, professor of law at […]

Google is Saying So Long To More Products, Services & Making Changes to Google Patent Search

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The list of products, services being eliminated include 1. Google Related Search Add-On What’s notable here is that Google didn’t even give this product a year to make it. It launched last August. 2. Google One Pass This was the program Google developed for publishers. Lots of talk but it only last 14 months. Here’s […]

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and College Art Association Endorse ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

1. College Art Association (CAA) Endorses ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use (from CAA News via ARL) In accordance with CAA’s practice to regularly update its Standards and Guidelines in the fields of art and art history, the Board of Directors adopted two documents at its meeting on February 26, 2012, that address […]

The British Library Submits Sesponse to DCMS Consultation on Non-Print Legal Deposit

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From a BL Announcement: The British Library has today submitted its response to the DCMS [Dept. of Culture, Media, and Sport] Consultation on the Draft Legal Deposit Libraries (non-print works) Regulations 2013. A number of improvements have been made to the draft Regulations since the last consultation and the Library supports them overall; however some […]