Pamela Samuelson on “Why Authors Alliance Supports a Broader View of Fair Use Than the Authors Guild”
The Authors Guild and the Authors Alliance both support the application of fair use when authors quote from pre-existing works when writing new works on the same or similar topics. But the Guild refuses to accept the different purpose fair use cases. The Authors Alliance has a more positive view of the different purpose fair use cases. If the Supreme Court decides to review the Google decision, the Authors Alliance will file a brief to explain why Google’s different purpose use is much fairer to authors than the Guild has so far been willing to admit.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.