Publishers Ask 11th Circ. To Scrap Ga. State E-Reserve Ruling

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 7:12 PM EST) -- Three academic publishers urged the Eleventh Circuit on Monday to reverse a finding that Georgia State University's use of e-reserves to distribute copyrighted reading materials was mostly protected by fair use, arguing the practice is identical to unlawful copying of material for paper coursepacks.

Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press Inc. and Sage Publications Inc. are challenging GSU's policy of sharing digital copies of academic texts with students through its electronic library reserve system. U.S. District Judge Orinda D. Evans in May nixed 69 of 74...
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