Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials in the Courts: A Discussion and Analysis by Dr. Kenneth Crews

Date: January 23, 2014
Moderator: Johanna C. Bizub
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Crews

Tracks: General or Core Programs; Reference, Research & Client Services

In recent years, disagreements involving copyright, education and in particular fair use have increasingly wound up in the courts. While the litigation is costly and demanding, it also is a chance to learn for the first time the view of the courts about the state of copyright law in higher education.

This webinar will feature analysis and discussion of recent copyright cases impacting academic libraries by noted copyright scholar, lawyer, and librarian, Dr. Kenneth D. Crews, Director, Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office. After a brief overview of copyright law and fair use, Dr. Crews will discuss the recent and important rulings in these cases:

The Google book scanning project, Authors Guild Inc. et al v. Google Inc. The use of copyrighted materials and electronic course reserves by GSU libraries, Cambridge University Press et al. v. Patton et al. Digitizing books for print-disabled individuals, The Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathitrust

Participants will learn:

  • Valuable information about pending and recent copyright cases
  • Reasons why copyright issues have escalated into litigation

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