Copyright Ruling Sets Bar For 'Fair Use' Of Digital Works

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Friday found Georgia State University was covered by fair use for most of the copyright infringement claims brought against it by three academic publishers, a decision that may have implications for future suits over digital sharing.

U.S. District Judge Orinda D. Evans nixed 69 of 74 infringement claims brought by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press Inc. and Sage Publications Inc. over GSU's policy of sharing digital copies of academic texts with students through its electronic library reserves system, the university's...
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