May 23, 2022

More Analysis: “Students’ Access to Excerpts Was Fair Use When Digital Excerpt Licensing Unavailable”

Here’s another article offering analysis of the the Georgia St. decision made available (free) by BNA. The articles appears in Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.

Case Summary: A federal district court finds that a university’s offering of digital excerpts from copyrighted works to students largely constituted fair use.

Key Takeaway: Offering students limited access to digital excerpts from scholarly works is fair use to the extent that the copyright owners have not already made digital excerpt licensing available conveniently and at reasonable cost.

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See Also: New ARL Issue Brief Recaps Georgia St. University Copyright Decision, Looks at Implications

See Also: Full Text of Court Opinion + Analysis in Georgia State University Copyright Case

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