May 22, 2022

Pamela Samuelson on “Why Authors Alliance Supports a Broader View of Fair Use Than the Authors Guild”

From a Post by Authors Alliance Co-Founder, Pamela Samuelson, on the Organizations Blog:

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.

Read the Complete Post by Pamela Samuelson (approx. 950 words)

See Also: ICYMI: It’s Fair Use Week 2016! Resources (Incl. Infographic, Videos, etc.)


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