Court Ruling in the Georgia State Electronic Course Reserves Copyright case favorable to GSU!

May 15, 2012 – 9:09 AM

Judge Orinda Evans, U.S. District Court in Atlanta found mostly in favor of Georgia State University in the copyright infringement lawsuit brought against it by two non-profit and one for-profit publishers back in 2008: Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications. Judge Evans found only 5 out of 99 alleged copyright infringements as violations of the publishers copyrights. While mostly favorable to academic fair use, the decision provides some stricter guidelines for academic copying in her proposed 10% rule for copying and putting books on electronic reserves or course sites. For commentary: http://chronicle.com/article/Long-Awaited-Ruling-in/131859/
For the court case: http://www.nacua.org/documents/CambridgeUPress_v_Becker_051112.pdf

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