Friday, 27 June 2008

Georgia State answers complaint

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Georgia State University has filed a response in the copyright lawsuit that Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications have filed against them. The plaintiffs argue that course readings that professors and librarians disseminate online at Georgia State infringe publishers' copyrights. Named in the lawsuit are the President of the university, the Dean of Libraries, and the Associate Provost for Information Systems and Technology. In the response, Georgia State says that "Plaintiffs’ claims are barred by the doctrine of fair use pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 107, including the fact that any alleged use of copyrighted materials was for the purpose of teaching, scholarship or research and for nonprofit educational purposes. "
The case is in the Northern District Court of Georgia, docket number 1:08-cv-01425-ODE.

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